The Moon seen from the International Space Station. The image was taken by ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli during his second mission to ‘MagISStra’ on 20 March 2011. Paolo commented on the image: “Supermoon was spectacular from here!” (Credit: ESA/NASA)
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website.
This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration. Under NASA’s Artemis program, the agency will send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 to prepare for our next giant leap – human exploration of Mars as early as the 2030s. Understanding the science of the Moon also helps piece together the broader history of the inner solar system.
Briefing participants are:
Paul Hertz, Astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters, WashingtonJacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA HeadquartersCasey Honniball, postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MarylandNaseem Rangwala, project scientist for the SOFIA ...