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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2000
    investigations to discuss studies of the Cretaceous Tertiary K T boundary July 18 20 The Workshop on Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration is held at the LPI The intent of the workshop is to provide an open forum for presentation discussion and consideration of various concepts options and innovations associated with a strategy for Mars exploration November 8 10 The Space Resources Utilization Roundtable II is held at the

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2001
    Outer Planetary Exploration 2001 2020 is held at the LPI This two day forum organized on behalf of the newly created Outer Planets Program OPP Directorate at NASA Headquarters provides members of the international planetary community including technologists scientists and engineers from universities industry and government labs a chance to share their best ideas about how planning should proceed during the next two decades for exploration of the outer planets April 7 Mars Odyssey launches An orbiter carrying science experiments designed to make global observations of Mars to improve our understanding of the planet s climate and geologic history including the search for water and evidence of life sustaining environments the name 2001 Mars Odyssey was selected as a tribute to the vision and spirit of space exploration as embodied in the works of renowned science fiction author Arthur C Clarke August 8 Genesis one of NASA s Discovery Program missions launches The goal of the mission is to enrich our understanding of the birth and evolution of the planets and all the bodies in our solar system August 6 10 The Conference on the Geophysical Detection of Subsurface Water on Mars is held at the LPI The purpose of

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2002
    12 14 The Moon Beyond 2002 Next Steps in Lunar Science and Exploration is held in Taos New Mexico Recognizing the renaissance in lunar science over the past ten years the purpose of the workshop is to focus the planetary science community on the key questions that now need to be addressed to advance lunar science and exploration as well as what actions should be taken by the community to

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2003
    is to discuss the science issues related to the JIMO project July 20 25 The Sixth International Conference on Mars co sponsored by LPI is held in Pasadena California The conference is designed to provide an opportunity to review and debate some of the key questions and controversies that have matured during the flood of Mar Global Surveyor and Odyssey data September 21 The Galileo spacecraft plunges into Jupiter s

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2004
    35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is held at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City Texas with 1317 in attendance May 19 The University of Arizona Press in collaboration with LPI publishes Comets II a Space Science Series volume August 3 MESSENGER MErcury Surface Space ENvironment GEochemistry and Ranging launches to conduct an in depth study of the planet Mercury Mercury is the most extreme

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2005
    on the Moon has been named after the late Graham Ryder who was a staff scientist at the LPI until his death in 2002 Ryder Crater is located at 44 5 S 143 2 E The name will be formally approved at the IAU General Assembly in 2006 April 18 LPI releases a digital version of Lunar Sourcebook A User s Guide to the Moon Published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the LPI in 1991 this concisely presented collection of data gathered during the American and Soviet missions is an accessible and complete one volume reference encyclopedia of scientific and technical information about the Moon The out of print book is highly sought after following the President s announcement of the vision of returning to the Moon May 24 The Voyager 1 spacecraft having traveled 8 7 billion miles from the Sun crosses outside the termination shock and enters the final frontier of the solar system the heliosheath a vast turbulent expanse where the Sun s influence ends and the solar wind crashes into the thin gas between stars It remains the most distant artificial object from Earth July 1 The LPI releases SkyTellers an educational DVD designed

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2006
    April 11 ESA s Venus Express reaches Venus and goes into orbit June 19 The University of Arizona Press in collaboration with LPI publishes Meteorites and the Early Solar System II a Space Science Series volume August 24 The International Astronomical Union votes to demote Pluto from planetary status to dwarf planet status resulting in the downsizing of the solar system from nine planets to eight November 8 LPI launches

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  • LPI 40th Anniversary - 2007
    of the mission are to understand the Moon s origin and evolution and to observe the Moon in various ways in order to utilize it in the future September 27 NASA s Dawn spacecraft launches By exploring asteroids Ceres and Vesta the goal of Dawn s journey is to travel back in time over 4 5 billion years to the beginning of our solar system in an effort to understand

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