The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) has been hosting a special summer intern program to evaluate possible landing sites for robotic and human exploration missions. Teams of students have been working with LPI science staff and other collaborators to evaluate the best landing sites to address each of the NRC science priorities. Over a five year period (2008–2012) the teams worked on that task and generated A Global Lunar Landing Site Study to Provide the Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon.

This summer, students will generate a detailed assessment of one or two high-priority landing sites identified in that report. This study will utilize the latest lunar data (e.g., M3, LOLA, LROC), explore potential traverse routes and stations, and identify hurdles that mission architects will need to address.

This program is open to graduate students in geology, planetary science, and related programs. It is also open to undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit in those fields so that they, too, can participate in lunar exploration activities. The 10-week program runs from May 28, 2013 through August 2, 2013. Selected interns will receive a $5,000 stipend to cover the costs associated with being in Houston for the duration of the program. Additionally, U.S. citizens will receive up to $1,000 in travel expense reimbursement and foreign nationals will receive up to $1,500 in travel expense reimbursement.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2013

Applications are only accepted using the electronic application form found at the LPI’s Lunar Exploration Summer Intern website.

For more information, contact:
Julie Tygielski
Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program
lunarintern@lpi.usra.edu

Posted by: Soderman/NLSI staff
Source: NLSI Team

Share →

Carbon Workshop

ELS 2018

NESF 2018

Lunar Landing Workshop

Upcoming Events

June 2018


American Astronomical Society
June 3-7 (Denver, CO)

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
June 3-8 (Honolulu, HI)

Cryovolcanism in the Solar System Workshop
June 5-7 (Houston, TX)

International Symposium on Lunar & Planetary Science 2018
June 11-13 (Macau, China)

Workshop in Geology and Geophysics of the Solar System
June 23- July 1 (Petnica Science Center, Petnica, Serbia)

Exploration Science Forum
June 26-28 (NASA Ames)
View More Upcoming
View Past Events

SSERVI Team Science

Did you know?

The moon's highest mountains are 5,000 meters (16,000 ft).

Read More