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NASA: Physical Sciences Lunar Surface Science Workshop Agenda Now Available

By SpaceRef Editor
July 29, 2021
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Fundamental and Applied Lunar Surface Research in Physical Sciences (Agenda Posted!)

August 18–19, 2021


The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division is hosting a workshop on fundamental and applied research on the Moon in physical sciences on August 18–19, 2021.

This workshop will bring together the science community, commercial companies, and NASA Divisions and Programs with the goals of discussing investigations on reduced gravity and lunar environmental effects in physical sciences research for sustained lunar human habitation and in preparation for human exploration to Mars and to inform and inspire the science community to contribute white papers for the Biological and Physical Sciences Decadal Survey.

The workshop agenda has been posted at Please see the website to prepare and register for the workshop (registration is free, but required for attendance).

Workshop presentations and posters will concern reduced gravity and environmental effects of the Moon on physical systems, including:

– Lunar dust and its properties, behavior, and mitigation

– Life support and thermal management

– Materials flammability and habitat fire safety

– Extraction of water-ice from regolith research, including separation, purification, electrolysis, and liquefaction

– Lunar environment and its effects on materials

– Lunar research in extraction, processing, and handling

– Lunar research for advanced manufacturing

– Fundamental physics research on the lunar surface


Registration fees are not being collected for this LSSW virtual session, but registration is required. To continue receiving e-mail updates about the session, including virtual login information, complete the electronic registration form.

Registration Deadline — August 13, 2021

During the week of the virtual session, registered attendees will receive an e-mail from Houston Meeting Info with virtual connection information.


SpaceRef staff editor.