USRA Houston Repository: Recent submissions

  • Weber, Renee C.; Nagihara, Seiichi; Dimech, Jesse-Lee (NASA Planetary Data System, https://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/apollo/seismic_event_catalog.htm, 2020)
    This document contains information to explain the contents of the archive, which is submitted as a supplement to the integrated catalog of lunar seismic events that was delivered to the PDS, available here: https://pds-g ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Bretzelder, Jordan M.; Ganesh, Indujaa; Kumari, Nandita; Lang, Antonio (2020-09-08)
    These figures illustrate a single example of an alternative to site 011 in the vicinity of de Gerlache’s crater rim that would allow site 011 to remain free of mission debris, while allowing the crater rim and polar regolith ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Bretzelder, Jordan M; Ganesh, Indujaa; Kumari, Nandita; Lang, Antonio (2020-09-08)
    A summit between Shackleton and Slater craters has an average solar illumination of 83%. The point, site 007 of [1] and NASA’s Plan for Sustainable Lunar Exploration and Development, is on the farside of the Moon, beyond ...
  • Barlow, Nadine G.; Boyce, Joseph; Kirchoff, Michelle; Mouginis-Mark, Peter J.; Silber, Elizabeth A. (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2020)
    The 11th PCC meeting is open to planetary and terrestrial scientists interested in any aspect of impact cratering on solar system bodies. We welcome abstracts related to observational, theoretical, experimental, and/or ...
  • Jolliff, B. L. (Brad L.); Gross, Juliane; Shearer, Charles K; Head, James W.; Lapen, Thomas J.; Crow, Carolyn A.; Barnes, Jessica J.; Mitchell, Julie L. (2020)
    Samples are needed to address scientific as well as engineering knowledge gaps. Samples collected during the Apollo missions have been studied for five decades and continue to be investigated vigorously. Because of the ...
  • Stopar, Julie; Shearer, Charles K. (2020-09-08)
    Addresses: Potential Science Objectives for a 2-person Crew with Multiple Short EVAs; Science from Artemis Returned Samples; and Proposed landing site/mission requirements to achieve objectives.
  • Head, James W.; Schmitt, Harrison H.; Scott, D. R.; Duke, Charlie, 1935-; Borg, Lars E.; Fassett, Caleb; Jolliff, B. L. (Brad L.); Neal, Clive R.; Pieters, Carlé M.; Shearer, Charles K. (2020)
    For the Artemis-targeted unique lunar South-Circumpolar Region, we outline its Moon-wide context and major scientific problems and assess the optimal sampling strategy for initial and early Artemis human exploration missions ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Gruener, John E.; Eppler, Dean B. (2020-09-08)
    If Artemis III astronauts land on Malapert or Leibnitz β, the exploration and science rationales developed previously apply. If, however, they are limited to a 2 km walking EVA, the breadth of the science to be addressed ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen) (2020-09-08)
    We need to quickly draw upon those scientists in the nation who have extensive experience with both lunar sample analyses and field studies in impact-cratered terrains to develop surface science plans. With that expertise: ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Bretzelder, Jordan M.; Ganesh, Indujaa; Kumari, Nandita; Lang, Antonio; Siegler, Matthew (2020-09-08)
    Sampling geologic materials, assessing potential ice deposits, and making the measurements described above will address science objectives 1a, 1e, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a-d, 6d, 7b-c and potentially address 1a, 1b, 4e, and 7d [NRC ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Barrett, Natasha; Boazman, Sarah; Gawronska, Aleksandra; Gilmour, Cosette; Halim, Samuel; Harish; McCanaan, Kathry; Satyakumar, Animireddi V.; Shah, Jahnavi (2020-09-08)
    EVAs in this location can begin to address science objectives 1c, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4d, 6c, and 7b, and potentially address objectives 1a, 1b, 4b, 5a-b, and 7d [12]. EVAs can also help address strategic knowledge gaps ...
  • Kring, David A. (David Allen); Barrett, Natasha; Boazman, Sarah; Gawronska, Aleksandra; Gilmour, Cosette; Halim, Samuel; Harish; McCanaan, Kathry; Satyakumar, Animireddi V.; Shah, Jahnavi (2020-09-08)
    EVAs in this location can begin to address science objectives 1c, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4d, 6c, and 7b, and potentially address objectives 1a, 1b, 4b, 5a-b, and 7d [9]. EVAs can also help address strategic knowledge gaps ...
  • Kiefer, Walter S.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-5460; Nagihara, Seiichi; Grott, Matthias; Siegler, Matthew; Zacny, Kris (2020)
    On the Moon, in situ measurements of heat flow were made at the Apollo 15 and 17 landing sites [1-3] and are planned to be made in Mare Crisium on the 2023 Commercial Lunar Payload System (CLPS) mission. Measuring heat ...
  • Eppler, Dean B.; Baker, D. C.; Bell, E.; Evans, C.; Head, James W.; Helper, M.; Hodges, K. V.; Hurtado, J.; Klaus, Kurt K.; Neal, Clive R.; Schmitt, Harrison H.; Tewksbury, B. (2020)
    It is critical that the next steps in lunar scientific exploration be understood in the terms of the goals and preparations required, including crew skill sets and training. This includes the operational approaches necessary ...
  • Siegler, Matthew; Nagihara, Seiichi; Grott, Matthias; Warren, Paul Horton; Paige, David A.; Kiefer, Walter S.; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-5460; Smrekar, Suzanne E.; Wieczorek, Mark A. (2020)
    Geothermal heat flow is a fundamental measure of the internal composition of a planet. On the Moon (which has lost much of its heat of formation, is not strongly tidally heated, and is not likely to have strong mantle ...
  • Schwenzer, Susanne Petra; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9608-0759; Abramov, Oleg; Allen, Carlton; Clifford, Stephen Mark, 1952-; Filiberto, Justin; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5058-1905; Kring, David A. (David Allen); Lasue, Jeremie; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9082-4457; McGovern, Patrick J. (Geophysicist); Newsom, Horton E.; Treiman, Allan H.; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-2839; Wittmann, Axel 1971-; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7572-0801 (2009)
    Noachian impact craters are important exploration targets, providing subsurface access, data on crucial geological processes, and warm, water-rich environments possibly conducive to life.
  • Max, Michael D.; Clifford, Stephen Mark, 1952-; Johnson, Arthur H.; Lasue, Jeremie; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9082-4457 (2009)
    The question is no longer “does Mars have resources?”, but rather, ”how do we assess and exploit these natural resources?”, and ”how will they affect the human exploration of Mars and beyond?” We now have the ability to ...
  • Niihara, Takafumi; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9535-6728; Joy, Katherine H.; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4992-8750; Kring, David A. (David Allen) (Lunar and Planetary Institute, 2013-02-28)
    Joy et al. (2012) utilized a new element mapping routine that was developed to locate specific phases in complex crystalline or brecciated rocks. Several simple computer routines (macros) were developed to manage the data ...
  • Taylor, Patrick A.; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2493-943X; Rivera-Valentín, Edgard G.; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4042-003X; Bonsall, Amber; Becker, Tracy M.; Benner, Lance A. M.; Bhiravarasu, Sriram S.; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0019-6261; Brozović, Marina; Busch, Michael W.; Campbell, Bruce A.; Ghigo, Frank D.; Harris, Alan W.; Magri, Christopher; Mainzer, Amy K.; Margot, Jean-Luc; Marshall, Sean E.; Masiero, Joseph; Naidu, Shantanu P.; Nolan, Michael C.; Patterson, Gerald W.; Prockter, Louise; Sizemore, Hanna G.; Swindle, Timothy D.; Venditti, Flaviane C. F.; Virkki, Anne K. (2020)
    Satisfying federal mandates requires continued and expanded support of planetary radar programs, upgrades to the facilities that host the planetary radar systems, and adequate communication between Congress and all relevant ...
  • Kring, David A.; Whitehouse, Martin J.; Schmieder, Martin (2021-01)
    Sulfur and carbon isotope analyses of Chicxulub samples described in an article published in the journal Astrobiology.

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