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Into the Stretch for Science’s Point Man on Doomsday
Science Magazine, August 19, 2011
The Internet is roiling with warnings of doom from the sky. “Comet Elenin—Messenger of Destruction?” one Web site exclaims, breathlessly recounting rumors that alien beings are steering a cosmic ice ball our way to knock Earth off its axis.

NASA Lunar Science Institute Becoming Global Center for Moon Research
Parabolic Arc, December 12, 2010
Doug Messier writes, “The NASA Lunar Science Institute at Ames is gradually becoming a global center for the study of Earth’s closest celestial neighbor. NASA recently announced a new partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) that involves more than 30 organizations across that nation.”

NASA Institute Seeks Lunar Research
Aviation Week, August 16, 2010
“A standard peer review process selects science teams for the institute’s lunar studies program…”

NASA names new Lunar Science Chief
Mercury News, August 12, 2010
“Yvonne Pendleton has been named director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute headquartered at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field.”

Yvonne Pendleton: Moon went from interesting to fascinating
EarthSky, August 2, 2010
“Yvonne Pendleton: The moon has gone from questionably interesting to absolutely fascinating.”

Lunar Research Team Wins
News Channel 34, August 2, 2010
“This year, five Chenango Forks high school students spent a lot of time gazing at the sky involved in a unique project with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute.”

Science & Technology Hosts Director of NASA Lunar Science Institute and Apollo Space Trip Astronaut
KACST, August 2, 2010
“KACST hosted lately two scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).”

Water Cycle on the Moon Remains a Mystery
Universe Today, July 30, 2010
“Water cycle on the Moon” is a phrase that many people – including lunar scientists – were never expecting to hear.”

Cool Astronomy
Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2010
“In the past year, we’ve learned that the moon is a very different place than what we had thought.”

KQED Radio story
KQED, July 21, 2010
“Researchers at NASA Ames have more information on deposits of water on the surface of the moon and its distribution in lunar “oases.”

Lunar Forums and Anniversaries
Universe Today, July 21, 2010
“NASA Lunar Science Institute’s Lunar Forum at Ames Research Center in California will feature sessions on recent scientific results.”

Ames to host lunar lecture
News Channel Four, Binghampton, NY, July 21, 2010
“At a special open-to-the-public event, space historian Andrew Chaikin will discuss lunar exploration and astronomer/artist Jose Francisco Salgado will present a multimedia demonstration entitled, “Communicating Science through Art.”

NASA scientists share analyses of watery moon
Mercury News, San Jose, CA, July 21, 2010
“From last year’s big discovery of water on the moon, now nine months of analyses of our nearest celestial neighbor reveal new insights into where it may have come from — and where else it could be found.”

Happy Birthday to NASA’s moon mission
Smart Planet, July 21, 2010
“Over 500 lunar scientists are gathered at NASA Ames this week to discuss the U.S.’s most ambitious moon mission since the Apollo program.”

Yvonne Pendleton named head of lunar institute
SF Gate, San Francisco, CA, July 21, 2010
” Yvonne Pendleton, a pioneer astrophysicist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, has been named director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute.”

Lunar Research Team Wins
News Channel Four, Binghampton, NY, June 7, 2010
“This year, five Chenango Forks high school students spent a lot of time gazing at the sky involved in a unique project with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute.”

Shocking! Lunar Craters May Be Electrified
Universe Today, April 19, 2010
“The Moon keeps getting more interesting all the time! But now comes “shocking” news that exploring polar craters could be much harder and more dangerous than originally thought.”

NASA Enhances Space Expertise Through Middle East Alliances
America.gov, February 17, 2010
“In addition to sending spacecraft into orbit and testing weather patterns on the moon, the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) forges international partnerships that provide for research advancement and educational exchange.”

New moon: Aspen physics lecture takes new look at familiar subject
Space.com, February 10, 2010
“In terms of space exploration, the moon is old hat. So late ’60s.
Or is it?”

NASA Chief: New Space Policy Will Stress Cooperation
Space.com, February 1, 2010
“In a five-day visit to Israel to meet with political, industry and academic leaders, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden pledged to boost Israeli participation in the U.S. space program, citing Earth science, robotics and instrumentation as potential areas for future cooperation.”

Israeli experts work with NASA on moon research
The Jerusalem Post, January 28, 2010
“The Israel Space Agency signed a deal that will make it a member of the NASA Center for Moon Research and promote cooperation between the two agencies.”

Israeli National News
Galactic Partnership: NASA and Israel Space Agency, January 28, 2010
“NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement of cooperation. The agreement recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration (INLSE) as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute, and was signed at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.”

Back to the Moon
Brown Alumni Magazine, January/ February 2010
“When Carle Pieters arrived at MIT as a graduate student in the late 1960s, the Apollo program was sending back some of the first close-up photographs of the moon.”

Robots Win $750,000 Digging Fake Moon Dirt
Space.com, October 20, 2009
“After years of competition, NASA’s moon dirt digging challenge finally has some winners. Three different teams took home a total $750,000 in prize money by using homemade robots to excavate simulated lunar dirt.”

$500,000 treasure dug up in lunar soil
New Scientist, October 19, 2009
“Home-built moonbots raked, scraped and dug their way across an artificial lunar landscape in Moffett Field, California, at the weekend in pursuit of a half-million-dollar prize.”

All systems go for Apollo anniversary
SF Chronicle, July 20, 2009
“Six-year-old Jack Tilley from Los Altos, or another kid like him, may one day design the rocket that transports astronauts to build a permanent space base on the moon.”

Why go back to the Moon?
BBC News, July 19, 2009
“Six flags, 12 sets of dusty footprints and 382 kg of rock; all at a cost (at 1960s prices) of some $20bn.”

Boulder scientists still look to the moon
Colorado Daily, July 19, 2009
“Three researchers work to unlock lunar secrets”

CU following Apollo’s footsteps
Denver Post, July 19, 2090
“We have walked on the moon, driven over it and hit golf balls off its rugged surface.”

NASA Ames Center celebrates moon landing
KGO-TV San Francisco, July 19, 2009
“The NASA Ames research center in Mountain View threw a party Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.”

Bay Area marks 40th anniversary of moon landing
San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 2009
“The historic landing of America’s Apollo astronauts on the moon 40 years ago – hailed as history’s greatest achievement in human technology – is being celebrated in the Bay Area this weekend.”

Primitive asteroids in the main asteroid belt may have formed far from the sun
Science Blog, July 15, 2009
“Many of the objects found today in the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter may have formed in the outermost reaches of the solar system, according to an international team of astronomers led by scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).”

Resources to help you commemorate Apollo 11
CNET, July 13, 2009
“Forty years ago this Thursday, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins lifted off on their historic mission to the moon.”

Lunar science takes off at NASA
CNET, June 13, 2009
“If you’re in the planning stages of sending people back to the moon, as NASA is, you’d better know as much as possible about it.”

Mars For The Rest Of Us
IEEE Spectrum, June 2009
“Better cameras, greater bandwidth, and bigger displays put Mars within reach of armchair explorers”

Back to the Moon
Denver Post, May 25, 2009
“The moon is our nearest natural celestial neighbor. Its origin and evolution are intimately linked to our most fundamental questions about Earth.”

“Image of the Century” Now Refurbished
Universe Today, March 25, 2009
“More imaging goodness is now available from the folks at the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP), a cooperative effort between NASA and private business to give new life to some of the first ever close-up images of the Moon.”

NASA’s early lunar images, in a new light
L.A. Times, March 22, 2009
“Pictures from the mid-1960s Lunar Orbiter program lay forgotten for decades. But one woman was determined to see them restored.”

“From Earth to the Universe” Project Launches Around Globe
SpaceFellowship, February 25, 2009
“A worldwide exhibition of large-scale astronomical images has launched in the United States under the banner of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).”

Western takes bold steps to study and explore space In a bold and collaborative venture
Exchange Magazine, February 25, 2009
“In a bold and collaborative venture that is bringing together planetary scientists who study space with engineers who design space systems and robotics, The University of Western Ontario is officially launching the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and the Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN).”

Western goes boldly into space
Western News, January 25, 2009
“In a bold venture uniting scientists who study space with engineers who design space systems and robotics, The University of Western Ontario is launching the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) and the Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN).”

CU-Boulder Launches Interdisciplinary Space Sciences and Engineering Initiative
CU-Boulder News Center, February 24, 2009
“University of Colorado at Boulder administrators have launched a comprehensive space science and engineering initiative that will bring together faculty and students across campus now participating in a broad swath of space-related research.”

Applied Physics Lab Tapped to Investigate the Lunar Poles
John Hopkins Gazette, February 23, 2009
“NASA has tapped the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to head an investigation of the moon’s poles, including a look at how robots and eventually humans could use the moon’s natural resources.”

Doing Science on the Moon: The Lunar Science Institute
The Planetary Society, Planetary Radio, February 2, 2009
“David Morrison, Interim Director of the Lunar Science Institute, returns to describe the seven US partners recently chosen for work on and from the moon.”

NLSI Picks Goddard to study the Dynamic Moon
Lunar Networks, February 1, 2009
“NASA’s Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has selected a proposal
submitter by NASA Goddard to investigate the influence of the Sun on
the Moon.”

Return to the Moon
Aerospace America, January 2009
“Given the dusty trail of footprints that dot the lunar surface from the Apollo Moon landings of the late 1960s and 1970s, it is no wonder there is a “been there, done that” feel to the place.”

CU aerospace program begins 2009 on a roll
Denver Space Industry Examiner, January 29, 2009
“As you stroll along Innovation Drive on the CU campus in Boulder, don’t be alarmed if you hear loud popping noises coming from the LASP Space
Technology Research Center building.”

APL to work with NASA on probes to lunar poles
The John Hopkins News-letter, January 29, 2009
“NASA recently selected the Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) to be one of seven teams in its newly instated Lunar Science Institute.”

Brown, MIT to ‘redefine the moon’
Brown Herald, January 27, 2009
“NASA has chosen a team of geologists from Brown and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to participate in the Lunar Science Institute, an organization created to support and extend its lunar science programs, research and education.”

USRA Lunar and Planetary Institute-Johnson Space Center Team Selected for NASA Lunar Science Institute
USRA, January 21, 2009
“The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce NASA’s recent selection of a team of scientists from USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) to be one of seven initial members of NASA’s Lunar Science Institute (NLSI).”

SwRI-Led Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution Selected to be Part of NASA Lunar Science Institute
The EarthTimes, January 13, 2009
“A team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been selected by NASA to be a founding member of the agency’s new Lunar Science Institute.”

NASA Names Team of Scientists to Lunar Institute
Lunar and Planetary Institute, January 12, 2009
“NASA has selected a team of scientists from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC), both in Houston, as one of seven initial members of the agency’s Lunar Science Institute.”

MIT scientists to be key Lunar Institute members
MIT News, January 12, 2009
“MIT faculty and students will play substantial roles on two of the seven teams that NASA selected to be part of its virtual Lunar Science Institute, aimed at addressing key questions about lunar science in preparation for the resumption of human visits to the moon about a decade from now.”

CU Gets $17 Million Grant For Lunar Research
CBS4Denver, January, 10, 2009
“Scientists at the University of Colorado will build a $6 million high-tech lunar dust detector for NASA’s exploration mission to the moon set for launch in 2011.”

CU gets $17 million grant for lunar research
Examiner.com, January 10, 2009
“Scientists at the University of Colorado will build a $6 million high-tech lunar dust detector for NASA’s exploration mission to the moon set for launch in 2011.”

CU-Boulder Selected for Two Lunar Research Grants Totaling $11 Million
University of Colorado at Boulder, January 9, 2009
“The University of Colorado at Boulder was awarded two grants totaling $11 million today from NASA’s Lunar Science Institute to probe the cosmos from observatories on the moon and to conduct science and safety investigations on the dusty lunar surface and its atmosphere.”

NASA picks lunar science teams
Discover Blogs, January 9, 2009
“NASA has announced that seven research teams will join forces to become the new Lunar Science Institute, to extend and supplement existing NASA lunar science efforts.”

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