Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

Planetary Science Vision Workshop 2025


NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) is planning to host a community workshop at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC on February 27–28 and March 1, 2017. This workshop is meant to provide PSD with a very long-range vision of what planetary science may look like in the future. The workshop is to gather the leading experts in Solar System planetary science and related disciplines, together with experts in space technologies, to identify potential science goals and enabling technologies that can be implemented by the end of the 2040s and would support the next phase of Solar System exploration. Receive e-mail notifications regarding this meeting by submitting an Indication of Interest online.

Rice Space Institute Spaceport Frontiers Lecture


The next Rice Space Institute Spaceport Frontiers Lecture will feature Chirag Parikh, Director of the Office of Source Strategies, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The lecture, “Blurred Lines: The Eroding Boundaries between Civil, Commercial and Security Space,” will take place on Thursday, October 20, at 7:15 pm in McMurty Auditorium, Duncan Hall, on the campus of Rice University with a reception immediately preceding.