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April 13-19, 2015 / Vol 34, No 15 / Hawai`i Island, USA

10 Apr 2015, 20:41 UTC
April 13-19, 2015 / Vol 34, No 15 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Experts Meet at LSA Workshop to Discuss Lunar Surface Missions, Science, Goals
The 5th International Workshop on Lunar Surface Applications is being held April 14-17 in Cocoa Beach Fl at the Courtyard by Marriott. LSA is sponsored by Flexure Engineering, which also hosts LunarCubes workshops, Scientific Opportunities in Cislunar Space and The Lunar Conferences. Featured speakers are Astronaut Cady Coleman, Bob Richards (Moon Express), Nathan O’Konek (Masten Space Systems), David Kring (LPI), Dan Hendrickson (Astrobotic), Jim Keravala (Shackleton Energy), Rob Kelso (PISCES), Wes Faler (Part-Time Scientists), Russell Cox (Flexure Engineering), and many others. Presentation topics will include 3D fabrication and construction, enabling human industrial operations on the Moon by 2020, helium-3 and lunar volatiles extraction, LRO and the lunar flashlight. There are also 8 Design Challenges in which participants will brainstorm to address challenges and solutions for Lunar Architecture & Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship, Subsystems, Precursors & Mission Concepts, and Science & Science Investigations. The annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge (formerly the Great Moonbuggy Race) is being held Apr 17-18 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville AL for students to display their designs for exploring planets, moons, asteroids and comets. (Image Credit: Flexure Engineering, NASA, MSFC, Emmett Given, ...

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