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Visualizing Space with NASA's Brian Day!

NASA has always excelled at helping us visualize the Cosmos.  Brian Day works at the Solar System Exploration Research Institute, one of the premier groups at NASA that use data from a variety of space probes, telescopes, and observatories from around the world to enable us to explore solar system objects like the Moon, Titan, Mercury and more.   

About Brian Day  

Brian Day is part of the NASA Speaker Bureau and the Lead for Citizen Science and Community Development at SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute). Day has been involved with some groundbreaking projects at NASA. Some of these include being the E/PO Lead for NASA’s LCROSS lunar impactor mission which was the mission that discovered deposits of water ice at the Moon’s South Pole. Day also served as the Education/Public Outreach Lead for NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission to the Moon and has been a part of more missions! Currently, Day acts as SSERVI’s project manager for NASA’s Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal. Listen to our latest episode now to learn more about upcoming lunar missions and more!  

Time Stamps for Visualizing Space with NASA’s Brian Day 

3:01 – Brian intro and learning what Brian does at NASA  

5:00 – ARTEMIS and other initiatives to return to the Moon 

7:12 – Science missions related to the Moon landing missions  

8:27 – CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) 

12:10 – Going back to the Moon in a sustainable way  

14:07 – Plans with the ARTEMIS mission  

15:27 – About SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute) 

20:51 – Collaborating internationally and with different scientific fields  

23:50 – Brian’s primary project at SSERVI: NASA solar system treks  

25:43 – Eyes on the solar system app by NASA features and trek  

34:15 – Working with the amateur astronomy community  

39 – NASA and image processing  

40:21 – What amateur astronomers bring to the table for NASA 

43 – Discoveries about the Moon and current projects in queue  

53:08 – What the Moon tells us about Earth  


If you could send anything to the Moon, what would it be? Let us know in the comments!  

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