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Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series

Apollo to Artemis: Exploring Our Moon

Humanity’s relationship with the Moon fundamentally changed on July 20, 1969. Over 50 years of sample analysis and spacecraft observations show the Moon is a unique planetary body in its own right. We now stand poised to return astronauts to the lunar surface. How did we prepare for the Moon 50 years ago? How has our view of the Moon changed in 50 years? Can the lessons of 50 years ago prepare us for tomorrow? Join the Lunar and Planetary Institute and our guest speakers as we explore these questions and more during the 2019–2020 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series.


All Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentations are streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.

Recordings of past presentations can be viewed on the LPI YouTube channel and in the Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series archive.

Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free of charge. Presentations are held at the USRA building at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston. For more information, please call 281-486-2163 or e-mail

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