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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1968
    announces the establishment of the Lunar Science Institute to be operated by the Rice Institute and the National Academy of Science September 14 Apollo 7 is launched into Earth orbit October 1 The Lunar Science Institute is formally established by NASA contract with the National Academy of Science October 31 William W Rubey is named as the first Director of the Lunar Science Institute December 21 Apollo 8 the first

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1969
    is appointed as the first Senior Visiting Scientist July 16 Apollo 11 the first lunar landing mission is launched with astronauts Neil Armstrong Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the Moon while Collins orbits in the command module July 31 Mariner 6 returns images from Mars August The first LSI symposium is held Geophysical Interpretation of the Moon is the initial meeting of 15 scientists for

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1970
    is launched Its Moon landing is aborted due to an explosion in its oxygen tanks May 13 14 The first meeting of the Lunar Sample Review Board with William W Rubey as Chairman meets at LSI August 17 The Soviets launch Venera 7 the first probe to successfully land on Venus September 9 11 The Structure Composition and History of the Lunar Surface is hosted and sponsored by the LSI

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1971
    cart was used to carry instruments and collect lunar samples The first golf ball is hit on the Moon March 1 Joseph W Chamberlain is appointed Director of the Institute July 26 August 7 Apollo 15 astronauts drive the first lunar rover October 18 21 The Conference on Lunar Geophysics is hosted and sponsored by LSI The conference is convened by David Strangway and the Proceedings are published in The

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1972
    the Manned Spacecraft Center March 2 Pioneer 10 is launched returning the first close up images of Jupiter in 1973 April 16 27 Apollo 16 is launched The first lunar Grand Prix tests the capabilities of the lunar rover July 10 The Summer Study on Post Apollo Lunar Science reviews the state of post Apollo lunar science December 7 Apollo 17 is launched the final mission of the Apollo program

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1973
    April 6 The Pioneer 11 mission to Jupiter and Saturn launches May 14 Skylab the first U S space station launches July 15 David Strangway is appointed LSI Interim Director September 1 James Head is appointed LSI Interim Director November

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1974
    February The first issue of the Lunar Science Information Bulletin is published March The Science Council for the Lunar Science Institute is formed March 29 Mariner 10 is the first spacecraft to fly by Mercury March 18 22 The Fifth Lunar Science Conference is held with 565 in attendance The conference is dedicated to the late Dr Paul W Gast who contributed so greatly to the lunar program June Robert

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1975
    Schultz May 31 The European Space Agency is formed July 16 A film crew from USSR national television files a short special on the function organization and activities of the LSI as part of their coverage of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project ASTP and the American space program August 20 NASA launches Viking 1 October 22 The Soviet Venera 9 lander returns with the first pictures from the surface of

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