Solar System Exploration Division
Sciences and Exploration Directorate - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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EarthShine Lunar Payloads Collaboration Workshop

EarthShine Lunar Payloads
Collaboration Workshop

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NASA GSFC Visitor Center

9432 Greenbelt Road

Greenbelt, MD 20771

Virtual Attendance also available!

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Free Event

09:00 - 09:30

30 min

Morning coffee/tea/light fare at GSFC Visitor Center

09:30 - 09:45

15 min

Welcome from NASA/GSFC Center Management

Creating a new and inclusive way to work with each other. Opportunities for creating interdisciplinary missions from the lunar platform. Sharing facilities to create a skunkworks/training grounds where MSI students can learn while creating new payloads. Involving other government agencies and industry early so we can create the whole mission.

09:45 - 10:00

15 min

Panels from NASA, MSIs, Industry, Non-NASA Government Agencies

Getting to know each other.

10:00 - 10:30

30 min

GSFC Panel (TBD Lead)

  • What we do at NASA and how we can work together (Representatives from 600, 500, WFF, Technologists (2 min each))
  • Introductions from Science and Engineering (610, 660, 670, 690, 540, 550, 560, 580, 590) and the type of work that could be done from a lunar orbit or lander (2 min each and available facilities)
10:30 - 11:00

30 min

MSI Panel (led by Amir Khan, DSU)

  • Introduction of each MSI: size, department, number of students, research capabilities, facilities, have they worked with NASA (successes, difficulties?)
11:00 - 11:30

30 min

Industry Panel (TBD lead)

  • Introduction of each company, areas of interest, research capabilities, facilities
  • Technologies available and under development for advancement of science on and from the Moon
11:30 - 12:00

30 min

Non-NASA Government Agencies Panel (led by Bill Bruner/LLNL)

  • Introduction of each agency, size, research capabilities, facilities, planned lunar work, have they worked with NASA (successes, difficulties?)
12:00 - 13:00

1 hour

12:00 Lunch - food and posters - networking, learning

  • 12:20: Challenges of Lunar work (dust, extreme thermal swings, etc.)
  • 12:30: How to create a winning ROSES proposal - ingredients of a successful proposal with tips on proposal development and submission (Dave Leisawitz).
  • 12:40: Updates on the NASA Internship program, postdoc (Blanche Meeson).
  • 12:50: Different paths to working at NASA (Eddie Gonzales).
13:00 - 13:15

15 min

New Opportunities Office (NOO)

  • What NOO does and upcoming mission opportunity calls
13:15 - 14:15

1 hour

Payloads breakout sessions:

  • Scientists and Engineers, technologists talk about what science and payloads are possible from Lunar orbit or landers. Astro, Solar System, Helio, Earth. Develop science traceability matrices.
14:15 - 15:15

1 hour

Mission development breakout sessions:

  • (led by Bill Bruner/LLNL): Start to build a mission; put the pieces that we need from industry, MSIs, Gov, & NASA.
15:15 - 16:15

1 hour

Center tour

  • (led by Trena Ferrell) - must register ahead!
16:15 - 16:30

15 min

Closing remarks

  • Our path forward: How do we continue the conversation and work better together? Introducing the website, slack, & newsletter