Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hurricane Season is Here

Hurricane season began June 1.

The library has books and videos showing the effects of recent hurricanes on the Gulf region. They include:
Active and passive microwave measurements in Hurricane Allen by Victor E. Delnore et al.
The formation and future of the upper Texas coast: a geologist answers questions about sand, storms, and living by the sea by John B. Anderson
Hurricane Ike: A photographic account presented by the Houston Chronicle
Hurricane preparedness: before, during, & after by ShowMeHow Videos
Hurricane Rita: reflections of a generation witnessing disaster edited by Vertna Bradley
Hurricane! coping with disaster : progress and challenges since Galveston, 1900 edited by Robert Simpson
In Ike’s wake: Southeast Texas endures hurricane’s devastation by the staff of Beaumont Enterprise
Isaac’s storm: a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson
Overcoming Ike: standing by you–commemorative 6 month anniversary DVD by KHOU-TV

Aeronautics and Astronautics: A Chronology, Books in PDF

The NASA history Office has announced the availability of two new NASA History chronologies. Alice R. Buchalter and William Noel Ivey compiled Aeronautics and Astronautics: A Chronology, 2006 (NASA SP-2011-4032) and Marieke Lewis compiled Aeronautics and Astronautics: A Chronology, 2007 (NASA SP-2011-4033). Both of these publications are available online only in pdf format

Lunar and Planetary information Bulletin, Issue no. 125

The latest Lunar and Planetary information Bulletin, issue no. 125, is now available. Features in this issue include:

  • Visions and Voyages: Decadal Survey Report at LPSC
    Transcript of presentation by Steve Squyres during the 42nd LPSC, intended to explain the planetary Decadal Survey report to the planetary and international communities and answer questions about specific components of the report


  • News From Space
    • NASA’s MESSENGER Spacecraft Begins Historic Orbit Around Mercury
    • SOFIA Completes First Flight of German Science Instrument
    • Scientists Find New Type of Mineral in History Meteorite
    • NASA Spacecraft Reveal Mysteries of Jupiter and Saturn Rings
    • Cassini Sees Seasonal Rains Transform Titan’s Surface
    • Cassini Sees Saturn Electric Link with Enceladus
    • NASA’s Jupiter-Bound Spacecraft Taking Shape in Denver
    • NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet
    • NASA Stardust Spacecraft Officially Ends Operations
    • Dawn Gets Vesta Target Practice
    • NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Missions
  • Meeting Highlights
    42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
  • Spotlight on Education
    • Continuing the Year of the Solar System
    • CosmoSparks Reports and Slide Sets
    • New “Discoveries in Planetary Science” PowerPoints
    • ASP Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach
    • Share Your Lunar Education Efforts at the NASA Lunar Science Forum
    • NASA Research Announcement for Competitive Program for Informal Education Institutions
    • NASA Accepting Applications from “Inspired” High School Students
  • Milestones
    • LPI Career Development Award Recipients Announced
    • LPI Selects Planetary Science Interns
    • Center for Lunar Science and Exploration Announces 2011 Intern Class
    • Mars Tribute Marks Memories of Shepard’s Flight
    • NASA Selects Classroom Teachers for SOFIA Science Flights
    • Two NASA Sites Win Webby Awards
    • NASA Announces 2011 Carl Sagan Fellows
    • NASA Announces Spaced Out Sports Challenge Winners
    • Community College Scholars Selected to Design Robotic Rovers
    • NASA’s Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary with “Rose” of Galaxies
    • NASA Device Inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame
  • In Memoriam
    • Elisabetta Pierazzo
    • Heinz-Hermann Koelle
    • James L. Elliott
    • Baruch Blumberg
  • New and Noteworthy
  • New products of interest to the community