When astronaut Stuart Rossa orbited the moon on the Apollo 14 mission, he brought along hundreds of seeds from different kinds of trees. Nobody kept track of where the "moon trees" were planted until Dave Williams began tracking them down, dead or alive.
Carey Noll Wins Information Science & Technology Award
This years Excellence in Information Science and Technology award goes to Carey Noll in Solar System Exploration Services Office (690.1). Carey is being recognized for her numerous contributions to Earth Data Systems at GSFC, in particular in the fields of geodesy, solid Earth Studies and sea level monitoring. Congratulations to Carey on this recognition by the center of her contributions!
SSEDSO received LASER (Lunar Advanced Science and Exploration Research) funding to restore and analyze the Apollo 17 Lunar Atmospheric Composition Experiment (LACE) data held at NSSDC, roughly 8 months of data from the lunar surface measuring the composition of the tenuous lunar atmosphere. The data were stored on magnetic tapes in old formats and have been read and converted to ASCII tables. The data are being analyzed and prepared for archive with the PDS.
Dave Williams gave a poster presentation on the PDS Lunar Data Node
"PDS Lunar Data Node Restoration of Apollo In-situ Surface Data"
Report on status and progress made by the PDS Lunar Data Node at NSSDC in restoring old Apollo in-situ and orbital data to modern formats for archive with the PDS to be made available online to researchers and mission planners.