SST Instrument used in Milestone ISRU Field Test


HIGHLIGHT: Members of SST provided key science instrumentation and support for the RESOLVE In Situ Resource Utilization field test on Mauna Kea on the big island of Hawaii. Members of SST, SSA and Codes Ti, VS and RE served in key operational capacities during the RESOLVE ISRU field test. Two SST-provided prospecting instruments, a Neutron […]

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Iterations of Science & Exploration


Dr. Kimberly Ennico wrote this blog entry on July 16, 2012 while working on a field test for RESOLVE, the Regolith and Environment Science and Oxygen and Lunar Volatile Extraction. This week you can follow RESOLVE live on Ustream. […]

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CheMin mineralogical instrument on Mars Science Laboratory featured on first page of San Jose Mercury News


Caption: Blake, shown operating a commercial version of the CheMin instrument, called “Terra”, at the 10,000 foot level on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i as part of a lunar in situ resource utilization (ISRU) experiment (funded under the MMAMA program). David Blake, a geologist in the Exobiology Branch at Ames Research Center, was recently interviewed about the […]

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Ames Scientist helping test the James Webb Space Telescope NIRCam instrument at Lockheed Martin


Tom Greene has been helping with the cryogenic testing of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Near-infrared camera (NIRCam) flight instrument at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto since June 28. He is working with the NIRCam PI (M. Rieke), her University of Arizona team, the Space Telescope Science Institute, Ball Aerospace, […]

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New Laboratory Astrophysics Division, LAD, is Launched at the AAS Summer Meeting in Anchorage


Farid Salama and his colleagues from the Steering Committee attended the launch of the first new AAS Division in over thirty years, the Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD), where they were presented with a certificate commemorating this historic occasion in recognition of the role they played in helping motivate the formation of the division. Farid was […]

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