Nineteen years ago this month, the Clementine mission arrived at the moon. A joint project of NASA and the Department of Defense, Clementine's goals focused on testing lightweight sensors and other deep-space technology demos—but t...
Description: Nineteen years ago this month, the Clementine mission sent some amazing views from the moon.
4 To Pluto by Way of a Postage Stamp: Robert Staehle, Richard Terrile, and Stacy Weinstein—mission designers from JPL—struggle to find a cheap way to go to Pluto.
12 Sifting Through the Data: Clementine's Lunar Bon...
Description: To Pluto by Way of a Postage Stamp, by Robert Staehle, Richard Terrile, and Stacy Weinstein; Sifting Through the Data: Clementine's Lunar Bonanza, by Charlene Anderson; Two for the Road: New Hope for Exploration in Space, by Louis Friedman; Advancing Our Ambitions: The 1994 Mars Rover Tests, by Charlene Anderson
The large crater at the bottom of the view is Plaskett at 82°N, 180°W. In the original image, Earth was much farther above the Moon; the image has been modified to make it better fit on a computer screen.
Description: Clementine peered over the limb of the Moon on March 13, 1994 to view a distant, nearly full-disk Earth.
Description: The Clementine orbiter captured this strikingly textured image of Mare Ingenii, "The Sea of Cleverness" on the lunar far side. I've stretched the contrast slightly and removed some very small seams in the image.
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).