FINESSE and BASALT programs hold Media Day at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

FINESSE and BASALT Media Day
FINESSE and BASALT Media Day

NASA’s Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science and Exploration (FINESSE) and Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) teams partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to host a Media Day at the Robert Limbert Visitor Center at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho (August 2015). Special activities for news media included FINESSE and BASALT lectures, demonstrations and one-on-one interviews with selected team members. FINESSE Principal Investigator Jennifer Heldmann (NASA Ames Research Center), BASALT Principal Investigator Darlene Lim (NASA Ames Research Center), Volcanics Research Leads Scott Hughes and Shannon Kobs (Idaho State University) and Brent Garry (NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center) plus the FINESSE Human Factors Lead Barrett Caldwell (Purdue University) all gave presentations. The Media Day activities were broadcast on several news outlets including ABC News 8, KIDK CBS News 3, KPVI Channel 6 (NBC).

For more information on the NASA research projects, visit the following websites:

FINESSE: http://spacescience.arc.nasa.gov/finesse/ and at www.twitter.com/NASA_FINESSE

BASALT: http://spacescience.arc.nasa.gov/basalt/ and at www.twitter.com/BASALT_RESEARCH