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1984


March 1
Landsat 5, the fifth satellite of the Landsat program, launches. Its primary goal is to provide a global archive of satellite photos of Earth.

 

March 12–16
The Fifteenth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is held at the Gilruth Center, with 500 in attendance.

 

October 13–16
The Conference on the Origin of the Moon is held in Kona, Hawaii. This pivotal conference (often referred to simply as the “Kona Conference”) leads to the consensus view that the Moon formed from a giant impact with Earth.

 

October 29–31
The Symposium on Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century, sponsored by the LPI, is held in Washington, DC.

 

November 30–December 1
The Mars:  Evolution of its Climate and Atmosphere (MECA) study project begins with its first workshop, Water on Mars.



 

Landstat 5 Mark Cintala James Head, Valery Barsukov, Mike Duke, and Peter Mouginis-Mark 1984 LPI Interns