Saturday Nov 16th meeting of NSS Phoenix will feature: Lori Pigue, PhD Candidate in Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University Introducing a talk entitled “Advancements in Lunar Pyroclastic Deposit Research with Implications to ISRU”

The November 16th meeting of the Phoenix Chapters of the National Space Society and the Moon Society will be at our usual time (11 am) and location at the Humanist Community Center in Mesa (627 W. Rio Salado Blvd (formerly 8th St.), Mesa, AZ, 85201).

Apollo 50 year logo50 years ago in November 1969, Pete Conrad, Richard F. Gordon Jr., Alan Bean had lunched from the Kennedy Space Center to be the second manned mission to land on the moon as part of the Apollo 12 mission. To pay tribute we welcome:

NSS Features, Lori Pigue is a third-year PhD Candidate in Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University and a Graduate Research Assistant at the US Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff. Lori’s talk will focus on advancements in data analysis and calibration from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft and new techniques from geospatial analysis that will drive the future of resource utilization. This research uses data gathered from the Apollo missions, lab data from similar terrestrial materials, and modeled computer simulations to generate a more precise view of the lunar surface. Lori’s research generally focuses on lunar volcanology and resource utilization, but she also participates in a Lab active in Mars surface processes, Mars surface operations, and other planetary related topics.

NSS Action: Meet and Greet with, The Honorable Representative Arlando Teller, Arizona State House of Representatives on Nov 4th 2019

NSS Outreach: Let’s go to Space Vision!  Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th. We are hosting an exciting promotion with some of our spacey swag at SEDS Space Vision this November 8 & 9 in Tempe. Visit National Space Society, other Space Enthusiast and organizations and Industry professionals at this awesome event. This is an exciting time for us to welcome SEDS members as part of our own locally and on a National level. We will be providing memberships to eligible participant at this event and share our mission at SEDS Space Vision. We will also have beautiful Apollo 11 Patches as part of this promotion. Join National Space Society where “the Sky is no longer the limit – Tony Yates“

Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone! 

See you Saturday !

Phyllis Redhair Chapter President



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