Monthly Archives: May 2013

Apollo-Era Documents

The LPI has compiled and made available online a number of technical documents that describe exploration strategies, equipment, and geological tools used to explore the lunar surface, plus Apollo landing site descriptions and Apollo mission summaries. This online collection includes the transcript and film of President Kennedy’s “We choose to go to the Moon” speech, Apollo spacecraft specifications, details about the Apollo science experiments, astronaut voice transcripts and more.

Hurricane Resources

Hurricane season is almost here. The library has several books and videos about the effects of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and about how to prepare:

Hurricane Ike: A Photographic Account presented by the Houston Chronicle
Ike’s Wake: Southeast Texas Endures Hurricane’s Devastation by the staff of Beaumont Enterprise
Overcoming Ike: Standing by You–Commemorative 6 Month Anniversary DVD by KHOU-TV
Hurricane Rita: Reflections of a Generation Witnessing Disaster edited by Vertna Bradley
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
Hurricane Preparedness: Before, During, & After by ShowMeHow Videos

MyMoon Webcast with Sarah Noble

Join the conversation with Dr. Sarah Noble, a program scientist at NASA Headquarters who is also an artist. Sarah studies lunar soil to unravel the mysteries of space weathering, and her passion for the wonders of the solar system has bled over into her artistic life—her paintings convey the joy and wonder of space exploration and the stark beauty of these alien worlds, particularly her favorite—the Moon.

The MyMoon webcast will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at 8 pm EDT.

Scientia Conference Video Online

Video footage of the Scientia Conference on Space Exploration and Human Imagination held April 11-12 at Rice University, containing all presentations, is now available online. The conference examined how our growing understanding of the universe is changing our perceptions of humanity, what the societal and cultural implications are of the expansion of human presence in space, and how the culture of space exploration is changing.