NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon

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 agencys website.

This new discovery contributes to NASAs efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration. Under NASAs 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, Washington
  • Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters
  • Casey Honniball, postdoctoral fellow at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Naseem Rangwala, project scientist for the SOFIA mission, NASAs Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, California
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