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January 8–11
A workshop is held in St. Michaels, Maryland, to initiate a new study project entitled “Planetary Evolution and Early Earth History.” The purpose of the workshop, convened by John Allen, is to produce a document detailing the research to be advanced by this program.



LPI publishes Human Physiology in Space:  A Program for America. This curriculum supplement, sponsored by the Life Sciences Division of NASA and the National Institutes of Health, is designed for secondary school biology programs, examining the cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary system by focusing on some of the experiments scheduled for the Space Life Sciences 1 mission that will fly on the shuttle.


February 14

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft takes a family portrait of six of the planets as it crosses an invisible boundary at 100 AU (astronomical units) from the Sun, leaving our solar system and entering interstellar space. Voyager 2, at 80 AU, is about six years behind.


April 24
The Hubble Space Telescope launches onboard space shuttle mission STS-31. Hubble is part of NASA’s Great Observatories series, and is the only telescope ever designed to be serviced in space by astronauts.



Origin of the Earth is released by Oxford University Press. The book is co-published by Oxford and the LPI, and is an outgrowth of the LPI conference held in Berkeley, California, in December 1988.


October 22–26

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society is held in Charlottesville, Virginia. LPI co-sponsors the meeting, providing administrative, publications, and logistical support.