New Horizons NASA Social  Web Chat Featuring NASA Ames Scientist

New Horizons NASA Social Web Chat Featuring NASA Ames Scientist

On June 6, 2015 NASA and the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory hosted a NASA social on NASA’s New Horizons mission. New Horizons will fly by Pluto & its moons on July 14, 2015 after a 9.5 year trek across the Solar System.

Farid Salama elected first President of the new IAU Commission for Laboratory Astrophysics

Dr. Farid Salama (SSA) has been elected Founding President of the new Laboratory Astrophysics Commission recently approved by the IAU Executive Committee. The New Commission will be launched at the IAU General Assembly in August.

Resource Prospector NIRVSS/Drill testing in GRC vacuum chamber

The Resource Prospector (RP) team successfully completed testing of the Near InfraRed Volatiles Spectrometer System (NIRVSS) and Drill system in lunar-like conditions.  The test was conducted in the GRC VF-13 vacuum chamber to evaluate/test/assess RP’s method for regolith sample acquisition and sub-surface volatiles quantification.

Nathalie @ TED

Nathalie A. Cabrol gave a talk at the TED Conference in Vancouver, BC, March 17, 2015

Conversations with microbes. Planetary explorer Nathalie Cabrol delves into some of the biggest questions of the universe:

Ames-led FINESSE fieldwork featured on The Science Channel

Each year, the Ames-led FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration) team conducts planetary analog fieldwork in the volcanic landscape in and around Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Idaho.
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