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SSERVI Award Winners 2022

Recognizing that science and exploration go hand in hand, NASA created SSERVI in 2013 to advance human exploration of the Moon and other solar system destinations. The SSERVI Awards recognize outstanding achievement in exploration science and recipients have each made unique contributions to NASA’s human exploration efforts. SSERVI Award winners are nominated by their academic peers and are selected by a committee based at SSERVI’s central office. The awards will be presented along with invited lectures from the recipients at the 2022 NASA Exploration Science Forum (NESF) taking place July 19-21. It is our great pleasure to announce this year’s SSERVI award winners. Each is exceptionally deserving, and each is an outstanding member of our community, providing both exceptional science and strong leadership.

Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award: Dr. O.J. Tucker and Dr. Kelsey Young

Angioletta Coradini Mid-Career Award: Dr. Carolyn van der Bogert

Michael J. Wargo Exploration Science Award: Dr. Ben Bussey

Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal Dr. Lisa Gaddis

Each of this year’s winners is exceptionally deserving, and it’s an honor to work with them to help further our great efforts as we get ever closer to what we all hope is a permanent presence on our Moon.
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The Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory conducts research and carries out instrument development relevant to study of the structure, dynamics and evolution of the terrestrial planets, their satellites, and other small bodies in the Solar System, using in situ and remote sensing data, analog field work, laboratory sample analysis, and geochemical and geophysical modeling, in order to understand:

(1) The timing and nature of volcanic, cratering, and other physical and chemical processes that modify planetary surfaces. (2) The orbital and tidal processes that affect the surfaces, internal structure and evolution of planetary and smaller bodies. (3) The comparative evolution of planetary and smaller bodies and how that determines the location of habitable environments in the solar system. (4) How future human exploration of solar system bodies can be optimized for its science return and safety.


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