October 13 - 19 2014 Stargazer: The Lunar Flashlight Mission

Oct 13, 2014

Credit Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We get several planets to look for, the Hubble Space Telescope cruises overhead, and we learn about plans for sustainable sites on our moon as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

The NASA Lunar Flashlight Mission is slated for 2017 and 2018, with the first flight possibly in December 2017, in the search for potential locations to mine for water.
Credit Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

What the mining operation for water on the moon might look like, according to NASA.
Credit NASA