Experts in Moon exploration will meet at the Natural History Museum for the European Lunar Symposium (ELS) on 15 and 16 May 2014.
Lunar scientists will discuss meteorite analyses, remote sensing of the lunar environment, robotic exploration and opportunities for manned missions.
Speakers include Prof Sara Russell, Head of the Museum's Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division and Dr Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
A major topic for discussion will be the future of lunar exploration, from remote-operated vehicles to manned missions.
The Google Lunar X Prize offers $30 million in funding to private companies that successfully complete a mission to the Moon, with the following requirements:
These tasks must be completed by 31 December 2015, so the race is on.
Our extraterrestrial materials expert uses meteorites and dust to probe the early solar system.
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We’re delighted to announce the start of a new meteorites project called Shooting Stars @ the Natural History Museum that aims to observe meteors over the UK. Meteors (also known as shooting stars) are dust and rocks from space that genera...
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