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In reverse chronological order:

Short Report from the Golden Spike Workshop
By Larry Jay Friesen, Horizons, AIAA Houston Section, November/December 2013

As Rover Lands, China Joins Moon Club
By Chris Buckley, The New York Times, p. 13, 15 December 2013

China Moon Landing:  ‘Jade Rabbit’ Rover Basks in Lunar Bay of Rainbows
By Leonard David, Space.com, 14 December 2013

China Lands on the Moon:  Historic Robotic Lunar Lander Includes 1st Chinese Rover
By Leonard David, Space.com, 14 December 2013

Under a China Moon:  The Politics of Cooperation in Space
By Leonard David, Space.com, 13 December 2013

China’s 1st Moon Rover Mission to Attempt Lunar Landing:  Here’s What it Could Do
By Leonard David, Space.com, 13 December 2013

Russian Meteor, from Birth to Fiery Death: An Asteroid’s Story
By Mike Wall, Space.com, 10 December 2013

Chelyabinsk Meteor: Dust Grains Reveal How It Played Bumper Car before Hitting Earth
By Julianne Chiaet, Scientific American, 10 December 2013

High School Team Tackles Lunar Mystery
News of the Week, Science, v. 342, p. 1153, 6 December 2013.

Chinese Mission Ushers in New Era of Lunar Exploration
By Jan Qiu and Richard Stone, Science, v. 342, p. 1026, 29 November 2013

NASA Talks Astronauts On Lunar Far Side By 2028
By Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 30 November 2013

China’s 1st Moon Lander May Cause Trouble for NASA Lunar Dust Mission
By Leonard David, Space.com, 21 November 2013

Choosing for Science:  The Farside of the Moon
By Marianne J. Dyson, Ad Astra, pp. 16–19, Winter 2013

USRA Team Selected for NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 5 November 2013

NASA Selects Research Teams for New Virtual Institute
By Teague Soderman, NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, 5 November 2013

China’s Next Moon Mission Targets Lunar ‘Bay of Rainbows
By Leonard David, Space.com, 31 October 2013

Simulating Planetary Igneous Crystallization Environments (SPICEs)
By Teague Soderman, NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, 24 October 2013

Is Mining Rare Minerals on the Moon Vital to National Security?
By Leonard David, Space.com, 4 October 2013

Doom from above:  the threat of meteorites
By Anthony King, The Irish Times, 26 September 2013

New Moon Probe Raises Questions About What to Do Next in Space
By Caroline Chen, The New York Times, 31 August 2013

Jodrell Bank LIVE music and science festival
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 11 July 2013

Great Balls of Fire
By Katia Moskvitch, NewScientist, pp. 40–43, 29 June 2013

NLSI Teams Offer Sudbury Field Camp
By NLSI staff, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 14 June 2013

Meteor Crater-like blast today a killer
By Eric Betz, Arizona Daily Sun, 2 May 2013

Impact craters may have been a toasty home for early life
By Erin Wayman, ScienceNews, 1 March 2013

Asteroid’s pass near Earth a close call in cosmic terms only
By Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post, 14 February 2013

Moonstruck: Why scientists yearn for the far side
By Eric Hand, Nature, p. 162, 13 December 2012

Duelling visions stall NASA: A US plan to send humans to explore an asteroid is losing momentum
By Eric Hand, Nature, pp. 161–162, 13 December 2012

Own a Piece of the Moon
By Chuck Wood, LPOD Lunar Photo of the Day, 9 November 2012

NLSI’s David Kring Receives Award for Distinguished Service
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 7 November 2012

Making an ugly rock beautiful
By Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society Blog, 2 November 2012

When Earth felt Cosmic Rain
By Liz Kruesi, Astronomy magazine, pages 30–35, November 2012

The Astronauts of the Future
By Daniel Cray, Time magazine special issue, New Space Discoveries, pages 72–77, October 2012

Training in the Footsteps of Apollo
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 25 October 2012

Never Stop Exploring Image Gallery
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 23 October 2012

Revisiting the Early Collisional Evolution of the Moon
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 10 October 2012

Dramatic New Video Brings You Dazzling Lunar Surface
By Nancy Atkinson, 31 August 2012

Zooming in on a Blue Moon
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 30 August 2012

Ancient Asteroid Produced Largest and Oldest Lunar Basin
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 18 July 2012

Study of Moon Rocks Show Barrage 4 Billion Years Ago was Mainly Asteroids
By Bob Yirka, Phys.org, 18 May 2012.

Moon Rocks Reveal Evidence of Ancient Asteroid Barrage
By Mike Wall, Space.com, 17 May 2012.

NLSI Team Detects Actual Remnants of Ancient Asteroids on the Moon
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 17 May 2012.

How to Find a Meteorite in 5 Steps
By Natalie Wolchover, Life’s Little Mysteries, 1 May 2012.

How Water on the Moon could Fuel Space Exploration
By Leonard David, Space.com, 29 March 2012

A Potpourri of Lunar Results
By Kelly Beatty, Sky and Telescope, 13 March 2012

NASA Lunar Scientists Shed Light on Moon’s Impact History
By K. Jenvey, S. Bowles, and M. Martinez, NASA Ames Research Center, 27 February 2012.

NASA Lunar Scientists Shed Light on Moon’s Impact History
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 27 February 2012.

Scientists Detect Dramatic Shift in the Energy of Impacting Asteroids that Pummeled the Ancient Earth and Moon
By Stacy Bowles, Universities Space Research Association, 27 February 2012.

NLSI Scientists Analyze Crater that could be Sampled by Future Missions
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 17 February 2012

Meteor Crater Helps Unlock Planetary History
By Leonard David, Space.com, 8 December 2011

Applications Being Accepted for the 2012 Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 20 October 2011

New Brunswick Student Chosen to Help NASA Pick New Landing Sites on the Moon
By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press, for the Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2011

Green is Mantle, Not Cheese
By Chuck Wood, Lunar Photo of the Day, 19 April 2011

JFK and the Race to the Moon:  Looking Back 50 Years
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 13 April 2011

NASA Scientists Theorize Final Growth Spurt for Planets
NASA Lunar Science Institute and NASA Headquarters, 8 December 2010

Lunar Meteorite Compendium Updated with New Lunar Meteorites
By Teague Soderman, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2 November 2010

Applications Being Accepted for the 2011 Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 27 October 2010

The Moon and Beyond
by Debra Werner, Space News, 25 October 2010

Training New Explorers for the Surfaces of the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 15 October 2010

NASA Gears Up for Exploration Exercise
by Mark Carreau, Aviation Week, 23 August 2010.

Chenango Forks (High School) Students Win NASA Competition
Syracuse/Oswego/Auburn Your News Now (YNN), 7 June 2010

The Moon Can Help Us Know Ourselves Personally, Culturally, and Scientifically
Legacy Magazine, 21 May 2010

Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 17 May 2010

Earth Day Origins Traced to the Moon
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 15 April 2010

NLSI’S David Kring Confirms Mass Extinction Impact Hypothesis
NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, 8 March 2010

Desert RATS and Analog Testing (a vodcast)
NASA 360,
4 January 2010

NASA Return to Lunar Orbit Will Scout for Future Human Exploration
By John Matson, Scientific American, 15 June 2009

LPI Unveils New Additions to Lunar Science and Exploration Website
Lunar and Planetary Institute, 17 March 2009

Let’s Work to Keep NASA on Course Back to Moon 
U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, Houston Chronicle, 16 February 2009

The Solar System’s Big Bang:  Finding Signs of a Lost Beginning
By Ron Cowen, Science News 175(4), 14 February 2009, pp. 26–29.

USRA Lunar and Planetary Institute-Johnson Space Center Team Selected for
NASA Lunar Science Institute
Universities Space Research Association, 21 January 2009

NASA Selects Research Teams for Lunar Science Institute
NASA Headquarters and Ames Research Center, 9 January 2009

NASA Selects Research Teams for Lunar Science Institute
NASA Headquarters and Ames Research Center, 9 January 2009

 NASA Names Team of Texas Scientists to Lunar Institute
NASA Johnson Space Center, 9 January 2009


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