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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1976
    August 22 The Luna 24 sample return mission to the Moon returns with 170 grams of lunar material September NASA publicly unveils the space shuttle Enterprise at a ceremony in Palmdale California October 23 26 The first inter team meeting of the Basaltic Volcanism Study Project is held at LSI November 16 17 The Conference on Comparisons of Mercury and the Moon is hosted and sponsored by LSI The meeting

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1977
    into partnership with NASA Ames to support a research program for the Ames Vertical Ballistic Gun Range August 15 John R Sevier is appointed LSI Associate Director August 20 Voyager 2 launches on a grand tour of the outer planets

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1978
    generates a three year study project focusing on geodynamics and volcanology February 6 8 The Workshop on Mars brings together Viking researchers to discuss igneous petrology and weathering processes on the Red Planet May 20 The U S Pioneer Venus Orbiter launches September 11 13 At the Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Comets researchers discuss observational and modeling techniques and the Comet Rendezvous mission November 14 17 At the Workshop

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1979
    Gilruth Center with 745 in attendance April 14 16 At the Workshop on Glass and Ceramics Industry in Space Based on Lunar Materials representatives from the glass and ceramic industry meet with researchers to discuss the feasibility of manufacturing glass and ceramics on the Moon June 1 John R Sevier is appointed LPI Acting Director September 1 Pioneer 11 takes first close up images as it reaches Saturn October 15

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1980
    Discipline Scientist on the merits of approximately 30 research proposals August 12 The LPI Computer Center undergoes major expansion with the installation of its new state of the art computer room housing a Digital Equipment Corporation VAX 11 780 replacing the former PDP 11 45 November 10 12 The Conference on Multi Ring Basins Formation and Evolution is held in Houston Convened by Peter Schultz and Carroll Ann Hodges the

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1981
    with the successful landing of Columbia at Edwards Air Force Base The first shuttle astronaut debriefing was held at the LPI over the next two days October 19 22 The Conference on Large Body Impacts and Terrestrial Evolution Geological Climatological and Biological Implications is held in Snowbird Utah The first of what will come to be simply known as the Snowbird Conferences the conference represents a defining moment in the

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1982
    is held at the LPI The purpose of the workshop is to evaluate the future of lunar studies and discuss the long range prospect of a potential lunar base April 20 22 The Workshop on Venus Tectonics is convened by Roger Phillips and Sean Solomon The workshop is designed to facilitate discussion among scientists directly involved in Venus research September 8 9 The Image Processing Facility at the LPI is

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1983
    Hurricane Alicia devastates the Texas Gulf Coast The Institute escapes relatively unscathed but massive power outages result in a two week shutdown of operations September 1 Kevin Burke is appointed LPI Director September 3 4 The Workshop on Past and Present Solar Radiation The Record in Meteoritic and Lunar Regolith Materials convened by Dave McKay and Bob Pepin and sponsored by the LPI is held at the Max Planck Institute

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