The University of Arizona Mapped the Moon

July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps of the human race on the moon. Before NASA sent Americans to the moon, UA researchers imaged and mapped the lunar surface, which allowed NASA to choose landing sites for future robotic and Apollo missions. The University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins talks with UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory researcher Tim Swindle about the innovative ways in which the moon maps were created. 

Topic(s)

Science topics

Date

July 19, 2019

Presenter(s)

Swindle, Tim

Object(s)

Moon

Mission(s)/Instrument(s)

Apollo