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Mission Statement

The Lunar and Planetary Institute, a division of the Universities Space Research Association, was established during the Apollo missions to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program.

Today, the LPI is an intellectual leader in lunar and planetary science. The Institute

The research carried out at the LPI supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to explore the solar system.

Last updated July 27, 2012