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NASA Lunar Science Institute Becoming Global Center for Moon Research

The NASA Lunar Science Institute at Ames is gradually becoming a global center for the study of Earth’s closest celestial neighbor. NASA recently announced a new partnership with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) that involves more than 30 organizations across that nation (see press release after the break). The Institute also has established the following partnerships:

  • Canadian Lunar Research Network (CLRN)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Open University (United Kingdom)
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) — Saudi Arabia
  • Ben-Gurion University at the Negev (Israel)
  • VU University Amsterdam.


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  • December 13, 2010
Israel Focuses on Carving Niche in Microsats, Closer Cooperation with NASA

‘Smaller is better’ as Israel launches itself as space contender
Jewish Herald Voice

The Netanyahu administration reportedly is placing a major thrust on space research and development. The aim is to boost sales of Israel’s miniaturized space platforms to nearly $8 billion a year over the next several years, according to Israeli media reports, and to secure a small but significant percentage of the $250-billion-a-year international space market….


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  • September 26, 2010
Lunar Science Community Needs Rebuilding

NASA needs a new generation of lunar research and exploration specialists to accomplish its plans to send humans back to the moon, Leonard David reports at “That talent largely was dissipated after the Apollo lunar landing program ended in 1972. As a result, several steps need to be taken to recuperate both the scientific and technical expertise that will be needed to investigate and understand the Moon,” David writes. […]

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  • April 13, 2008