Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, an aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss how recent work at NASA to develop human landers at Mars is influencing new lunar lander vehicle designs. The goal is to develop and utilize technologies that will be needed on future missions, increase sustainability, and lower costs.
Best-selling author and space historian Andrew Chaikin and a panel of experts, including Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, discuss the science of Project Apollo and the benefits to society of future planetary exploration.
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J. F. Julius Schmidt, a German astronomer and lunar cartographer, was born Oct. 26, 1825. After coming across a collection of lunar maps as a child, Schmidt embarked on his lifetime vocation, mapping the moon. He moved from Germany to Moravia and then to Greece, where he served as Director of the Athens Observatory for 25 years…