The European Space Agency (ESA) has released “The Epic Adventures of BepiColombo – Part 1: To the Launch Pad!,” a short animated video about the beginning of an extraordinary journey to Mercury.
This montage is made up of the LROC Narrow-Angle Camera (NAC) images in NASA Planetary Data System release 36A, the first of a new monthly schedule released on October 15. This new monthly schedule will make LROC data available more quickly and in smaller, more easily managed quantities.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 LPI Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science. The 10-week program will run from June 3, 2019 to August 8, 2019. LPI summer interns work one-on-one with scientists at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on research projects of current interest in lunar and planetary science. Get all the details online. Applications are due January 7, 2019.
If you missed Dr. Kirsten Siebach’s Cosmic Explorations lecture, “Curiosity and Our Evolving View of the Red Planet” in September, you can watch a recording of the presentation on the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s YouTube channel.
Our next Sky Fest will be on International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN). Join us on Saturday, October 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston. This free InOMN event is presented in partnership with Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division. It’s free and suitable for all ages.
Check out the latest issue of News & Notes from the NASA History Office. It highlights NASA’s 60th anniversary.
The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) website presents an annotated astronomical image daily. The APOD archive goes back to 1995.
The new e-book Beyond Earth: A Chronicle of Deep Space Exploration, 1958-2016 is available online. This book covers Sputnik to Cassini to the Mars rovers and more. It is filled with technical details and stories of incredible hardships and successes of robotic space exploration.
Enjoy a short video, NASA: 60 Years in 60 Seconds.