Class of 2024 Exploration Science Summer Interns Announced

February 28, 2024

The group of summer interns in front of space-themed word wall

The 2023 Exploration Science Summer Interns. Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is delighted to announce the outstanding students chosen for the esteemed Exploration Science Summer Intern Program. This unique internship program is specially designed for graduate students with expertise in geology, planetary science, planetary astronomy, and related fields. The immersive 10-week experience is scheduled from May 28 to August 2, 2024.

This summer, students will be involved in activities that support Artemis missions to the Moon that utilize the Orion crew vehicle, the Deep Space Gateway, the Human Landing System, and robotic assets on the lunar surface. It is a unique opportunity to integrate scientific input with exploration activities in a way that mission architects and spacecraft engineers can use. Activities may involve assessments of landing sites and traverse plans for multiple destinations that are responsive to NASA objectives.

Congratulations to the ten students chosen to participate in this summer’s program:

Student University
Lauren Berger Texas A&M
Louis Carton University of California San Diego
Hephzibah Christopher Georgia Institute of Technology
William Jo University of Texas at Austin
Seungil Lee University of Adelaide
Riccardo Pedrelli ETH Zürich
Pedro Sanchez Rice University
Kanori Sugimoto University of Tokyo
Ashka Thaker University of Western Ontario
Lukas Wueller Universität Münster

The Exploration Science Summer Intern Program is supported with funding from the LPI and the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute at NASA Ames Research Center.

For more information, visit Exploration Science Summer Intern Program and Center for Lunar Science and Exploration.

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