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The Conversation: 50th Anniversary of Lunar Landing


Today we’re joined by three guests very familiar with the space program---and they span the time and space continuum--from experience with Apollo through research looking ahead to the future.

  • Pete Mouganis-Mark: is a researcher within the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. He has been at UH Manoa since 1972, and his work is not only in the geology of the moon, but also Mars. He is also Director of NASA’s Planetary Image Facility at UHM.

  • Klaus Keil: is an Emeritus professor at U-H. His main research focus has been the study of meteorites, but he conducted studies of the Moon during the Apollo Program and has lots of memories of the Apollo Program. He has worked literally all over the world--from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany U-C San Diego, The NASA Ames Research Center and U-H, among other places.

  • Lingzhi Sun:  Is a graduate student at UH-Manoa, but is already part of the team about to open up some of the sample tubes of lunar soil - for the first time ever.

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Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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