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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1992
    Workshop on Evolution of the Martian Atmosphere is held in Kona Hawaii The workshop is convened by Bruce Jakosky and Janet Luhmann with administrative and logistical support provided by the LPI August 10 12 The International Colloquium on Venus is held on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena California Convened by Steve Saunders and Sean Solomon the workshop is co sponsored by the LPI September LPI scientists and staff teach the first session of Exploring the Solar System a course developed for the Alpha Program of the Clear Creek Independent School District Alpha is a program for gifted and talented students in the district who are selected to participate in extracurricular courses that run the gamut from computer programming to marine biology to creative writing November 9 10 The Workshop on the Space Environment Effects on the Optical Properties of Airless Bodies is held at the LPI The workshop sponsored by the LPI is convened by Bruce Hapke Mark Cintala and Deborah Domingue The result of the workshop is the formation of a consortium to study questions raised about the inner solar system and outer satellites by further observations laboratory experiments and studies of extraterrestrial samples

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1993
    Science Teachers Off Planet Exploration Twenty five teachers and twenty six students attend the week long workshop with co sponsorship provided by the Texas Space Grant Consortium and the Partnership Center for Education Enhancement July 26 28 The MSATT Workshop on Early Mars How Warm and How Wet is held in Breckenridge Colorado Discussions at the workshop convened by Jim Kasting and Steve Squyres primarily focus on the controversy concerning

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1994
    of Houston Clear Lake The conference provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and critical review of new findings on the KT catastrophe global catastrophic events through Earth s history and possible triggers for massive extinctions Held immediately prior to the conference is a field trip to the KT clastic sequence of northeastern Mexico March 14 18 The Twenty Fifth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is held at the JSC Gilruth Center with 826 in attendance To celebrate a 25th LPSC Anniversary Celebration is held at Space Center Houston April 18 19 The Mars Pathfinder Landing Site MESUR Workshop is held at LPI Convened by Matt Golombek the purpose of the workshop is to discuss specific landing site possibilities priorities within broad science disciplines specific observations and constraints useful in choosing a landing site and scientific questions to be addressed at each site July 16 22 Comet Shoemaker Levy 9 collides with Jupiter September 21 23 LPI co sponsors the Conference on Deep Earth and Planetary Volatiles held in Pasadena California The conference draws attention to LPI s intern program as 4 of the 84 attendees were former LPI interns resulting in a request from the Department of Geophysics at the

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1995
    to the planetary science community while ensuring continued U S leadership in solar system exploration July 23 Comet Hale Bopp is discovered by Thomas Bopp and Alan Hale August 14 15 The Workshop on Mars Telescopic Observations is held in Ithaca New York Convened by Jim Bell and Jim Moersch the goal of the workshop is to facilitate discussions among and between amateur and professional observers fostering collaborations and comparisons

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1996
    existed on Mars The 4 2 pound potato shaped meteorite is approximately the same age as the Red Planet Controversy immediately ensues as scientists debate the validity of this claim August 13 The Galileo probe at Jupiter reveals that Europa may harbor warm ice or even liquid water key elements in life sustaining environments October 16 18 The Workshop on Evolution of Igneous Asteroids Focus on Vesta and the HED

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1997
    in a useful manner to future space missions April 24 27 The Conference on Early Mars Geologic and Hydrologic Evolution Physical and Chemical Environments and the Implications for Life is held at the LPI The conference convened by Stephen Clifford Allan Treiman and Horton Newsom is designed to promote the exchange of new ideas and rigorous assessment of the current understanding of the early martian environment July 4 Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars The lander which would be formally named the Carl Sagan Memorial Station following its successful touchdown and the rover named Sojourner after American civil rights crusader Sojourner Truth will both outlive their design lives the lander by nearly three times and the rover by 12 times August LPI releases 3D Tour of the Solar System Created by Paul Schenk David Gwynn and James Tutor the CD ROM features three dimensional images of the planets their satellites asteroids and the Sun allowing armchair astronomers to explore the solar system in vibrant realistic detail September 11 Mars Global Surveyor arrives at Mars Signaling the U S s return to Mars after a 20 year absence the spacecraft s primary mission is designed to circle the planet once every 118

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1998
    Duke the goal of the workshop is to bring together research scientists and engineers to address the possibility that significant savings can be found in the cost of early human planetary surface outposts through structural applications of in situ materials September 18 20 The Workshop on New Views of the Moon Integrated Remotely Sensed Geophysical and Sample Datasets is held at the LPI The purpose of the workshop convened by Brad Jolliff and Graham Ryder is to bring together diverse areas of the lunar research community to review the current state of key lunar datasets such as those from Galileo Clementine and Prospector discuss issues involved with the integration of such datasets and foster integrated approaches to address fundamental questions of lunar evolution October 18 22 The First International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration is held at the Episcopal Conference Center at Camp Allen near Navasota Texas Convened by Stephen Clifford David Fisher and James Rice the purpose of the conference is to assess the current state of Mars polar research discuss what is likely to be learned from upcoming missions and identify potential science objectives spacecraft platform options and instrument suites for a Surveyor Discovery or Micro class mission to the north polar cap within the next decade October 24 The Deep Space 1 DS1 mission launches The fist mission of NASA s New Millennium program the primary goal of DS1 is the testing of technologies to lower the cost and risk of future missions with the secondary goals of conducting flybys of the asteroid Braille and of Comet Borrelly October 29 Thirty six years after his history making flight onboard Friendship 7 in 1962 77 year old veteran astronaut John Glenn return to spaceflight on space shuttle mission STS 95 November 20 Assembly of the International

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 1999
    The Workshop on Thermal Emission Spectroscopy and Analysis of Dust Disks and Regoliths is held at the LPI The purpose of the workshop is to provide a venue where laboratory and telescopic spectroscopists and theoreticians specializing in thermal emission from dusts grains and regoliths can meet and exchange state of the art results critical to the exploration of the physical and chemical nature of thermally emitting solids in the solar system the galaxy and beyond Spring LPI releases the ALTA Reflectance Spectrometer and classroom lesson package The spectrometer is a classroom instrument designed by Dr Allan Treiman to allow students grade 5 through adult to learn about visible light invisible light the origins of color and the value of reflection spectroscopy of light in remote sensing applications July 1 Dr Paul D Spudis is appointed Deputy Director of the LPI September 22 24 Workshop on New Views of the Moon II Understanding the Moon through the Integration of Diverse Datasets is held in Flagstaff Arizona The focus of the workshop is to combine remote sensing geophysical and sample approaches to address key problems of lunar science and exploration October 2 4 The workshop on Mars 2001 Integrated Science in Preparation

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