Scientists Convene at ASGSR and Identify Critical Research Required to Support Moon and Mars Missions

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 20:40 in Astronomy & Space

ASGSR 2018-2019 President Kevin Sato and Anna-Lisa Paul, 2019 annual meeting chair The “planets are aligning” for the United States to make monumental leaps in research that both enables space exploration and is enabled by space exploration. Congressional and executive branch support for NASA’s Artemis program, as well as for future missions to Mars, has led to significant levels of opportunity for scientists and engineers who can now do more than imagine sustaining human life in deep space, they can help make it a reality. NASA plans on sending the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024 and enabling sustainable exploration by 2028. The Moon is a natural stepping-stone to Mars, and it is there the agency will demonstrate new technologies, capabilities and business approaches needed for exploration farther into the solar system. Dr. Craig Kundrot, Director of Space Life and Physical Sciences Research & Applications Division with NASA Regolith and...

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