NASA Astrobiology Program

The Moon Gets Spotlight at Astrobiology Conference

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 29, 2006
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The Moon Gets Spotlight at Astrobiology Conference
The Moon — NASA

WHO: The moon, our constant companion, has once again become a focus of the scientific community as NASA prepares to fulfill the Vision for Space Exploration. Scientists at the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference will discuss the moonโ€™s role in shaping life on Earth and what secrets it can tell us about the formation of the solar system. The session will also discuss the future of lunar exploration missions. The NASA Astrobiology Science Conference is being held in Washington, March 26 through 30.


Norm Sleep โ€“ Moon as Biological Tape Recorder
Paul G. Lucey โ€“ The Science of the Lunar Polar Volatile Deposits
James B. Garvin โ€“ The Moon as a Natural Laboratory for Cosmic Collisions in Astrobiology
Lynn Rothschild โ€“ The Role of the Moon in Shaping Life on Earth
G. Scott Hubbard- Exploration Science at the Moon: Links to Understanding Life in the Universe
Bernard H. Foing โ€“ International Lunar Missions: Results and Implications for Astrobiology
WHEN: The session will be held on Wednesday, March 29, at 3 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. EST.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Session location: Reagan Amphitheater

For more information about the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference, visit

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