Feb. 22, 2008
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-039
NASA TO RELEASE ENHANCED RADAR IMAGERY OF LUNAR SOUTH POLE
WASHINGTON – NASA scientists have obtained the highest resolution
terrain mapping to date of the moon’s rugged south polar region and
will discuss the imagery Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the 3rd Space
Exploration Conference in Denver.
Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.,
generated the imagery using data collected with the facility’s
Goldstone Solar System Radar. The news media briefing is scheduled
for noon MST in Room 506 of the Colorado Convention Center.
Panelists for the briefing are:
- Doug Cooke, deputy associate administrator, Exploration Systems
Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Scott Hensley, principal investigator, Lunar Image Team, JPL
- Eric de Jong, principal investigator, Solar System Visualization,
For reporters who are unable to attend, a call-in line will be
available. Call-in information is available by contacting Stephanie
Schierholz at 202-834-0548.
At noon MST on Feb. 27, terrain maps of the moon’s south pole and
other images will be available online at:
For more information about NASA’s program to return to the moon,
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will host the
conference Feb. 26-28 in Denver. Media may register to attend by
contacting Sharon Grace of AIAA at 703-264-7532 or email@example.com.
For more information about the conference, visit: