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1. Lunar Prospector Launches

(Web Page; Fri May 03 17:23:00 CDT 2019)

Description: NASA's Lunar Prospector spacecraft launched successfully on its way to the Moon from Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Station on Jan 6, 1998 at 9:38 p.m. EST.

2. Lunar Prospector launch, January 6, 1998

(Web Page; Fri May 03 17:23:00 CDT 2019)

Description: Lunar Prospector launched to the Moon on an Athena II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It entered lunar orbit four days later. The mission ended on July 31, 1999, when the spacecraft deliberately crashed into a crater near the lunar south pole.

3. To The Moon With the Lunar Prospector

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 14:42:00 CST 2019)

Alan Binder of the Lunar Research Institute tells the story of his highly successful yet inexpensive moon mission, Lunar Prospector. Emily Lakdawalla examines lunar law, and Bruce Betts talks about the feminine side of Venus.

Description: To The Moon With the Lunar Prospector

4. Alan Binder

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 16:49:00 CDT 2012)

Description: Alan Binder, Principal Investigator for Lunar Prospector

5. Elements of the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Sep 10 16:33:00 CDT 2018)

Features 4 Space: You Can't Get There From Here: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Louis Friedman recently had a friendly bout over human versus robotic space exploration. Their arguments are presented here. 8 Lunar Prospector: Receiving Interest ...

Description: Space: You Can't Get There From Here, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Louis Friedman; Lunar Prospector: Reviving Interest in the Moon, by Jim Burke; A Lunar Polar Orbiter: A Long Time Coming, by Jim Burke; Scientific Results of the Mars Pathfinder Mission, by Matt Golombek

6. The Planetary Report Subject Index, 1980-2001

(File; Thu May 24 12:38:00 CDT 2012)

Planetary Report Subject IndexAAaron, JohnA Talk with John Aaron, March/April 1988 P. 8–11 LouisD. FriedmanAllen, LewA Talk with Lew Allen, Nov./Dec. 1983 P. 19–20 LouisD. FriedmanAntarcticaLive From Other Worlds: A Pilot Electronic Fiel...

Description: Subject index to articles in the first 20 years of The Planetary Report (PDF, 300k).

7. A brief history of Resource Prospector, NASA's cancelled lunar mission

(Web Page; Thu May 03 16:20:00 CDT 2018)

In case you haven't heard, NASA canceled Resource Prospector, a rover that would have mined water ice in permanently shadowed regions on the Moon. Because NASA's exploration program is now focused on sending humans to the lunar surface, ...

Description: The mission survived NASA's Journey to Mars era, only to be axed once short-term goals shifted back to the Moon.

8. New Flickr collection of historical NASA photos

(Web Page; Mon Aug 24 10:02:00 CDT 2015)

NASA announced today that they had placed several new sets of historical photos on their "NASA on the Commons" Flickr site, and invited the public to help tag and caption the photos. There are lots of cool images, such as this one of Lun...

Description: NASA announced today that they had placed several new sets of historical photos on their "NASA on the Commons" Flickr site, and invited the public to help tag and caption the photos.

9. No Icecaps at the Lunar Poles

(Web Page; Fri Oct 03 18:25:00 CDT 2014)

New observations reported this week in the journal Nature have cast doubt on the theory that thick deposits of ground ice lie conveniently close to the surface in permanently shadowed crater floors at the lunar poles.Researcher Bruce Cam...

Description: New observations reported this week in the journal Nature have cast doubt on the theory that thick deposits of ground ice lie conveniently close to the surface in permanently shadowed crater floors at the lunar poles.

10. Mark Robinson

(Web Page; Tue May 27 17:00:00 CDT 2014)

Mark Robinson is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University. He is the principal investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Cameras (LROC) and a co-investigator on the MESSENGER mis...

Description: Mark Robinson is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University.

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