Join the MyMoon webcast on Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm EDT for a discussion with Blaze Sanders about space commercialization, which is estimated to become about a one TRILLION dollar industry by 2020. He’ll showcase the progress of the Google LunarX Team JURBAN and will discuss the unique technical aspects of building a lunar robot, the commercial need JURBAN is trying to fulfill, and some of the political concerns related to the competition.
Blaze Sanders works as the Technical Program Manager for the Google LunarX Team JURBAN, as an electrical engineer at NASA Marshall Space Center, and as CEO/CTO of Solar System Express (Sol-X).
In case you missed the lecture given by Gene Kranz at Rice University on September 12, you can watch a recording of his talk online. His lecture was part of the Space Frontiers Lecture Series.
NASA’s Space Place is a fun and educational website for kids, parents and educators. There are games, activities, images, fun facts and more covering topics like the solar system, earth science, and space-related careers. And stay in-the-know with Space Place’s Fact of the Day.
The LPI Library collection includes models—asteroid models, planetary surface terrain models, even rover and spacecraft models. They are kept in the reference area of the library.
Several e-books are available on the LPI library webpage, including:
Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (1976) by John Lindsay
Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective (1982) by Stuart Ross Taylor
Origin of the Moon (1986) edited by W. K. Hartmann, R. J. Phillips and G. J. Taylor
Traces of Catastrophe (1998) by Bevan French
Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteor Crater, Arizona (a.k.a. Meteor Crater) (2007) by David Kring
The latest issue of Horizons, the bimonthly publication of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is available online. Articles in this issue include:
Europe’s First Lunar Lander by 2018
Man Will Conquer Space Soon! Collier’s, March 22, 1952, the First Articles
The Collier’s Series Backstory, Dr. Albert A. Jackson, IV
Earlier issues are also available online.
See short videos in French online from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The University of Oklahoma Libraries offers the great works of the history of geology online. The documents in the Historic Texts in Geology collection are available as enhanced ePubs for your iPad, iPhone, Nook, or other e-reading device.
Join the MyMoon webcast on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 pm EDT for a discussion with Barbara Wong about the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on September 30th. This celebration has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the moon worship in ancient times. The festival is celebrated extensively across the country and is one of the few reunion holidays for Chinese families. On that day, Chinese families gather, admiring the full moon and eating mooncakes.
Barbara Wong is a professional storyteller who shares her love of story with audiences of all ages in libraries, schools, museums, and at festivals and other special events. Now a resident of Los Angeles, Barbara regularly shares her multicultural tales with family audiences throughout southern California, including Chinatown’s Chinese New Year and Moon Festival celebrations.
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