Lunar and Planetary Institute

PBS’ NOVA Goes ‘Back to the Moon’ with LPI Scientists

July 8, 2019

This Wednesday, July 10, at 8:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM CDT, PBS will premiere a new episode of NOVA that focuses on the return to the Moon.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we are on the edge of a new era of exploration that will take us back to the Moon, and beyond. This episode features LPI’s Dr. David Kring, Principal Investigator of the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, and is dedicated to the memory of LPI’s Dr. Paul Spudis. Spudis was a true leader and champion of returning humans to the lunar surface, who believed that the Moon dares humanity to dream big and travel far, and that the Moon is where we will realize our ambitions of becoming a spacefaring species. He was a vital part of the Clementine and Chandrayaan-1 lunar missions, and his influence is very apparent in the current plans to return to the Moon.

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