Monthly Archives: February 2017

THEMIS by the Numbers

10 Years Strong NASA's THEMIS Mission
The Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, or THEMIS, mission recently marked its 10th anniversary in space. In 2010, after the end of THEMIS’ prime mission, two of the five mission spacecraft split off to start the Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon’s Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS) mission to study the Moon and its space environment. Here is an infographic that describes THEMIS by the numbers.

LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected


Are you a student attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference for the first time? Are you unsure how to navigate the conference? Are you nervous about networking? The “LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected” program will introduce registered first-time student attendees to experienced LPSC attendees to learn about the conference and networking. Pairs will spend Monday morning, March 20, attending sessions and networking together. Interested students and experienced LPSC attendees can register for the program online. The deadline for students to register is March 10 at 5:00 pm US CST.

Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture



If in Houston, consider attending the next Houston Spaceport Frontier Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at Herring Hall on the campus of Rice University. Rick Tumlinson, founder of the New Worlds Institute, will present “Gods & Rockets: The Who? What? and Why? of the Space Revolution.” A reception will be held at 6:30 pm followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm. This free event is open to the public.