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Scientist Extols ‘The Value of the Moon’ for Future Space Exploration

Posted on · The Lunar and Planetary Institute provides research and support to NASA here in Houston. Among its ten staff scientists is Dr. Paul Spudis, whose research is focused on the geological history and evolution of the moon. As development of the Orion spacecraft ramps up — with plans to travel beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since […]

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What Really Caused Water Inside the Moon

Posted on · As dry as it may look, the moon actually has water inside it. And a new study by a team of researchers says most of that water is there because of asteroids — not comets — as some scientists thought. Dr. David Kring, of Universities Space Research Association, working at Houston’s Lunar and Planetary Institute, is one of the […]

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Funding to Fight Zika, Water on the Moon and Hans Graf: Friday’s Show (June 17, 2016)

Posted on · Houston officials at both the city and county levels say efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus are underfunded. While Pres. Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the disease back in February, the US House and Senate each have approved even less. At a press conference last month (May 23, 2016), Mayor Sylvester Turner called […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

Posted on · While we’re a month away from a local election, including a mayoral race, many political eyes are transfixed on Election Day 2014. That’s when a gubernatorial election will be held to replace incumbent Rick Perry, who previously announced he will not seek another term in office. The plot thickened Thursday, when State Senator Wendy Davis […]