Brown partners with NASA for lunar project
New England Council member, Brown University researchers have been selected by NASA to participate in the LunaSCOPE project, aimed at facilitating the United States’ return to the moon and establishing a permanent lunar base.
The research effort, led by a team of 24 faculty members from Brown University, will focus on understanding the moon’s origin, evolution, and structure. It will explore areas such as lunar magnetism, volcanic and tectonic activity, impact craters, and lunar dust. The project is part of NASA’s Artemis program and will receive a five-year grant of approximately $7.5 million.
“I’m incredibly excited to welcome our new SSERVI teams,” said Greg Schmidt, SSERVI’s director at NASA’s Ames Research Center. “Their wide variety of experience in a broad range of lunar sciences will add to the great science we’re already accomplishing and contribute immensely to Artemis and a new era of landed missions on the moon as we progress toward a sustainable future on the moon and eventually Mars.”
The New England Council would like to congratulate Brown University for this partnership.
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