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Michael Braukus
NASA Headquarters, Washington     
202-358-1979
michael.j.braukus@nasa.gov
 


Oct. 18, 2010
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-144
 
 
NASA Hosts Media Telecon Featuring Results of Moon Mission Impact
 
 
The Science journal has embargoed information until 2 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 21, to discuss additional findings from NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, missions.

The results will be featured in six papers published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Science. The journal's embargo on these results will be lifted at the start of the telecon. The briefing will focus on the data from:
--The Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment which measures surface and subsurface
temperatures from orbit.
-- The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project which is mapping the entire lunar surface in the
far ultraviolet spectrum.
-- The Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector which creates high-resolution maps of
hydrogen distribution and gathers information about the neutron component of the
lunar radiation environment.

The panelists are:
-- Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA
     Headquarters, Washington
-- Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principal investigator, NASA's Ames
     Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
-- David Paige, Diviner instrument principal investigator, University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA)
-- Igor Mitrofanov, Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector principal investigator, Institute for
     Space Research, Moscow
-- Peter Schultz, professor of geological sciences, Brown University, Providence, R.I. and
     LCROSS science team member
-- Paul Hayne, graduate student at UCLA and Diviner team member
-- Randy Gladstone, Lyman--Alpha Mapping Project deputy principal investigator,
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio
-- Richard Vondrak, LRO project scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center,
     Greenbelt, Md.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters should contact Michael Braukus at michael.j.braukus@nasa.gov or at 202-358-1979. Requests must include media affiliation and telephone number.

To view supporting information available at the start of the teleconference, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/lcross


Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

 


 

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