USRA Lunar and Planetary Institute-Johnson Space Center Team Selected for NASA Lunar Science Institute
The LPI/JSC team is lead by Dr.
“NASA has created a unique opportunity for our team to integrate lunar science with the human exploration program,” said Kring. “Our program will help drive the growth of our nation’s technical capabilities, while simultaneously creating paths of opportunity for students interested in cutting-edge space science.”
Most of the LPI/JSC team’s work at JSC will be conducted by the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate, which will be integrated with the Office for Lunar and Planetary Exploration in the Constellation Systems Program Office. “I am delighted with the opportunity to be part of one the initial member teams of the agency’s Lunar Science Institute,” said
About the LPI
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, a division of the Universities Space Research Association, was established during the Apollo missions to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program. Today the LPI is an intellectual leader in lunar and planetary research.
The Universities Space Research Association, established in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences, is a private, nonprofit consortium of 102 universities offering advanced degrees in space- and aeronautics-related disciplines. USRA’s mission is to conduct leading-edge research, develop innovative technologies, promote education and policy across the breadth of space science, and operate premier science and technology facilities by involving universities, private industry and government.
SOURCE Universities Space Research Association