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October
2018

Houston, TX and Columbia, MD—October 19, 2018. To train future explorers to support NASA’s mission to return to the Moon’s surface, scientists use similar environments found on the Earth. Last week, a group of domestic and international students traveled to Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (aka Meteor Crater) to learn necessary skills that could help NASA implement its plans for human and robotic missions to the lunar surface.

Dr. David Kring with students at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (aka Meteor Crater)

Dr. David Kring, a Universities Space Research Association scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), created the training program to instruct postdoctoral researchers and graduate students studying impact craters on the Earth, the Moon, Mars, and elsewhere. Dr. Kring has been engaged in studies of Meteor ...

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November
06,
2018
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November
02,
2018
USRA was well represented at the 2018 DPS Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, in October 2018. USRA Planetary Scientists presented, authored or co-authored 8 papers/posters. USRA Booth at the 50th annual DPS meeting Knoxville, Tennessee. Tim
October
09,
2018
Columbia, MD--October 10, 2018 In 2011, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published the report, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013–2022, generally referred to as the planetary science decadal
September
18,
2018
  Columbia, MD and Washington, DC-- September 19, 2018. Thanks to the talents of visual communicators who translate complex science through animations, video, and imagery, the general public can easily grasp difficult concepts. Universities

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June
29,
2018
  Mountain View, California. June 25-28, 2018. Universities Space Research Association hosted the Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference at the Ames Research Center at Moffet Field. The Conference was a resounding success, with 223
June
25,
2018
Columbia, MD. June 25, 2018.  The 2018 Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) competition, hosted by the Universities Space Research Association's STEMAction Center, and sponsored by Triangle Education Foundation, and the Howard Tech Council Economic
March
29,
2018
  On March 27, 2018, serveral members of USRA received the President's awards for theiir outstanding contributions to USRA.   The Distinguished Service Award went to Mr. Kin Leung, Information Technology Services. Kin Leung has supported
March
16,
2018
USRA's Genna Duberstein and Scott Wiessinger's work on the Solarium video was featured on the Maryland Public Radio.  Genna and Scott's work has been recognized through the various awards they have won in their field. For more