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1993

 

April 28–30
The Workshop on Advanced Technologies for Planetary Instrumentation is held in Fairfax, Virginia. The workshop, convened by John Appleby, is co-sponsored by NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the LPI, and is attended by 296 scientists from the planetary science community and DoD.

 

May 15–17
The Workshop on the Analysis of Interplanetary Dust Particles is held at the LPI. Convened by Mike Zolensky, the worship is dedicated to the review of results obtained to date of interplanetary dust particles, consolidation of consortia results, and discussion of analytical problems that have arisen.

 

July 19–23
LPI hosts the Liftoff ‘93 Workshop for Texas High School Science Teachers:  Off-Planet Exploration. Twenty-five teachers and twenty-six students attend the week-long workshop, with co-sponsorship provided by the Texas Space Grant Consortium and the Partnership Center for Education Enhancement.

 

July 26–28
The MSATT Workshop on Early Mars: How Warm and How Wet? is held in Breckenridge, Colorado. Discussions at the workshop, convened by Jim Kasting and Steve Squyres, primarily focus on the controversy concerning the climate at early Mars.

 

August 28
The Galileo spacecraft flies within 2400 km of the asteroid Ida.


September 27–28
The Workshop on Particle Capture, Recovery, and Velocity/Trajectory Measurement Technologies is held at the LPI. The goal of the workshop, convened by Mike Zolensky and Glenn Carle, is to identify the state of the art for dust capture and recovery technologies and discuss current problems.

 

November 15–17
The Workshop on Mars: Past, Present and Future — Results from the MSATT Program is held at LPI. The meeting, convened by Robert Haberle, is the final workshop of the MSATT Study Project.



 

Ben Schuraytz demonstrates impact cratering during the Liftoff workshop Stephen Hokanson, Pam Thompson, and Mary Noel at an education exhibit Paul Spudis, Buck Sharpton, and Kevin Burke Rick Socki, Loan Le, Duck Mittlefehldt, Chris Romanek, and Rene Martinez demonstrate their culinary talents Gary Huss and Roger Wiens sample the chili at the LPSC cook-off Asteroid Ida 1993 LPI Interns