Soviet spacecraft Venera 13 lands on the surface of Venus; Venera 14 lands four days later.
LPI publishes Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective by
S. Ross Taylor.
Kevin Burke is appointed LPI Deputy Director.
The Workshop on Lunar Bases, convened by Larry Haskin, is held at the LPI. The purpose of the workshop is to evaluate the future of lunar studies and discuss the long-range prospect of a potential lunar base.
The Workshop on Venus Tectonics is convened by Roger Phillips and Sean Solomon. The workshop is designed to facilitate discussion among scientists directly involved in Venus research.
The Image Processing Facility at the LPI is created to operate under the computer center.
The Conference on Planetary Volatiles, co-sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation, is held in Alexandria, Minnesota.
The Conference on Chondrules and their Origins is held at LSI.