The Conversation: 50th anniversary of lunar landing

Today HPR’s The Conversation is 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.

Peter Mouginis-Mark is a researcher within the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP). He has been at UH Mānoa since 1982, 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 Faculty at HIGP. 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 UC San Diego, The NASA Ames Research Center, and UH, among other places.

Lingzhi Sun is a graduate student in HIGP, but is already part of the team about to open up some of the sample tubes of lunar soil — for the first time ever.

Listen at Hawaii Public Radio.