NASA, Saudi Arabia Partner on Lunar and Asteroid Research

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NASA PRESS RELEASE

NASA and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have signed a joint statement that allows for collaboration in lunar and asteroid science research. The partnership recognizes the Saudi Lunar and Near-Earth Object Science Center as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

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NASA Chooses Lunar Science Institute Research Teams

NASA PRESS RELEASE

NASA has selected seven academic and research teams as initial members of the agency’s Lunar Science Institute.

The institute supports scientific research to supplement and extend existing NASA lunar science programs in coordination with U.S. space exploration policy. The selection of the members encompasses academic institutions, non-profit research institutes, private companies, NASA centers and other government laboratories.

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NASA Lunar Science Institute Opens at Ames

NASA PRESS RELEASE

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — Thirty-eight years ago, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission to the moon. Today, NASA launches the new Lunar Science Institute to lead the agency’s research activities for future missions to the moon related to NASA’s exploration goals.

Managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., the NASA Lunar Science Institute is modeled after the successful NASA Astrobiology Institute, also managed by Ames, and features teams of scientists across the country collaborating in lunar science and future lunar exploration.

“This is an exciting day for NASA as we unveil our new Lunar Science Institute,” said Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden. “This dynamic virtual institute is now the center for lunar science, not only for the United States, but also for the world and will bring together some of the best and brightest scientists to help lead NASA’s future missions to the moon.”

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