Lunar and Planetary Institute
Lunar and Planetary Institute



Media Advisory 1

February 2, 2007

Contact:  Karin Hilser
Lunar and Planetary Institute


LPSC logoThe Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), jointly sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. Since its beginning in 1970 as the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the LPSC has been a significant focal point for planetary science research, with more than 1500 planetary scientists and students attending from all over the world.

The 38th LPSC will be held March 12–16, 2007, at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City, Texas, 20 miles southeast of Houston, Texas.

This year the conference showcases more than 500 oral presentations and 825 poster presentations. Special sessions will highlight SMART-1, Europe’s first lunar mission; the latest science results from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission; and volcanism and tectonism on the saturnian satellites, featuring the wealth of data gathered by NASA’s Cassini-Huygens mission to the Saturn system.

Members of the media who are interested in a firsthand opportunity to discover breaking news about the latest results from an international field of scientists conducting space and planetary science research will not want to miss this five-day conference.

The registration fee for the conference is waived for members of the working press. For more detailed information, visit the 38th LPSC website at


Last updated February 2, 2007