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EXPLORATION SCIENCE  FORUM, July 21-23, 2014 
  Sunday, July 20, 2014 Location/Speaker
5-7:30pm Early Registration and Reception NASA Ames  SSERVI Building 17
    DAY 1: Monday,  July 21, 2014    
7:00 Poster setup begins NASA Ames Bldg. 152
7:30 Student lightning round presenters: Breakfast with SSERVI Director NASA Ames Bldg. 152
8-8:30AM REGISTRATION: NASA Ames Building 152 NASA Ames Bldg. 152
START 8:30 AM PLENARY SESSION I a : Mission Updates Chair: Yvonne Pendleton NASA Ames Building 152 MAIN ROOM 
8:30 Welcome speakers: Pete Worden, Jim Green, Victoria Friedensen, and Yvonne Pendleton  NASA Ames Building 152 MAIN ROOM 
8:45 Welcome talk: Shoemaker, Wargo, and Niebur Awards NASA Ames Building 152 MAIN ROOM 
10:05 Mission Invited Talk - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter – Highlights and Looking Forward Keller
10:25 Mission Invited Talk - The Smallest Terrestrial Planet Seen in the Light of Dawn Russell
10:45 BREAK  
10:55 Mission Invited Talk - Barnstorming the Moon: Adventures of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer Elphic
11:15 Mission Invited Talk - The Latest From ARTEMIS Halekas
11:35 Mission Invited Talk - An Overview of the OSIRIS-REX Asteroid Sample Return Mission Sandford
11:55 LUNCH / POSTER VIEWING / Focus Group Meetings  
 1:30  PM PLENARY SESSION I b : Mission Updates Continued Chair:  Brad Bailey NASA Ames Building 152 MAIN ROOM 
1:30 Mission Invited Talk - The Interior Structure of the Moon from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Mission Zuber
1:50 Mission Invited Talk - Exploring the Near-Earth Objects with NEOWISE   Mainzer
  PLENARY SESSION II: Asteroid Populations and Geophysics Chair:  Brad Bailey NASA Ames Building 152 MAIN ROOM 
2:10 Parallel Session 1 Overview Talk - GEOPHYSICS : Moon-Forming Impact Ejecta as the Source of the Earliest Lunar Bombardment Bottke
2:30 Parallel Session 2 Overview Talk - ASTEROID POPULATIONS : Radar Reconnaissance of Near-Earth Asteroids Benner
2:50 Lightning Round #1: Student Poster Previews Bldg. 152  MAIN ROOM
3:00   Transition to Parallel Session Rooms
  Parallel Session #1. GEOPHYSICS NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room Parallel Session #2.  ASTEROID POPULATIONS NASA Ames Bldg 152 Side Room
  Chairs: Bottke, Hayne Chairs: Busch, Mainzer  
3:10 Theia's Provenance: Dynamical Evolution of a Late Impactor Quarles Radar and Near-Earth Asteroid Exploration Missions Busch
3:25 Accretion of the Moon from Disk Produced by Non-Canonical Impacts Salmon Exploring Asteroid Surfaces: Thermophysical Modeling with NEOWISE Observations Nugent
3:40 Global Surface Temperatures of the Moon Williams, J.-P. Water and Organic Molecules on Asteroids and on Earth Campins
3:55 Thermal Inertia of the Moon from Diviner Lunar Radiometer Measurements Hayne The Temporal Variation of the Rate of Interplanetary Field Enhancements Seen in Association with Asteroids 2201 Oljato at Venus and 138175 at Earth Connors
4:10 Fault Dislocation Modeling of Tectonic Landforms in Mare Frigoris Williams, N. You Know Where the Parent Body is but Where are the Co-Orbitals? Lai
4:25 Next-Generation Laser Retroreflectors for Solar System Exploration, Geodesy and Gravitational Physics Dell'Agnello The DEEP-SOUTH: Round-the-clock Physical Characterization of NEOs in the Southern Hemisphere Moon
  PLENARY SESSION III: NASA Town Hall Chair: Yvonne Pendleton  
4:45 NASA Town Hall NASA Ames Building 152 MAIN ROOM
5:30 POSTER SESSION NASA Ames Bldg.152
EXPLORATION SCIENCE  FORUM, July 21-23, 2014 
Time/Date   DAY 2:  Tuesday,  July 22, 2014    Location/Speaker
8-8:30AM REGISTRATION: NASA Ames Building 152 NASA Ames Building 152 
START 8:30 AM PLENARY SESSION IV: Volatiles and Geology Chair: Greg Schmidt NASA Ames Building 152 Main Room 
8:30  Overview Talk - Fifty Years of Exploration Science with the Deep Space Network Lazio
8:50 Parallel Session 3 Overview Talk - GEOLOGY : The Formation of Pits in Volcanic Environments: Analogs and Lessons for the Future Planetary Exploration Garry
9:10 Parallel Session 4 Overview Talk - VOLATILES : Inner Solar System Volatiles: Insights from Images of Mercury’s Polar Deposits Chabot
9:30 Lightning Round #2: Student Poster Previews Bldg. 152  MAIN ROOM
9:40   Transition to Parallel Session Rooms     
  Parallel Session #3:  GEOLOGY NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room Parallel Session #4:VOLATILES NASA Ames Bldg 152 Side Room
  Chairs:  Braden, Cohen Chairs: Livengood, Siegler  
9:50 Thicknesses of Lunar Lava Flows: Comparison of Layered Mare Units with Terrestrial Analogs Rumpf New Insights Into the Polar Depth Distribution of Hydrogen at the Lunar Poles Miller
10:05 Lunar Floor-fractured Craters: Constraining the Timing of Intrusion Formation within the Lunar Volcanic History Jozwiak Evolution of Lunar Ice Stability Siegler
10:20 Lunar cryptomaria: The distribution and composition of ancient volcanic deposits on the Moon Whitten Influence of Faint Light Sources on the Moon's Permanently Shadowed Regions Glenar
10:35 Compositions of Phobos and Deimos: The View from Visible to Near Infrared Spectroscopy Fraeman Mini-RF Bistatic Observations of Cabeus Crater Patterson
10:50 Compositional Ground Truth for the Diviner Lunar Radiometer: Comparing Apollo Sites and Soils Greenhagen Evidence for Diurnally Varying Hydration at the Moon's Equator from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) Livengood
11:05 The Diverse Local and Regional Stratigraphy of the South Pole – Aitken Basin Moriarty Simulations of the Thermal and Plasma Environment within Lunar Pits and Lava Tubes: Could Cryogenic Regions Trap Ions from the Solar Wind? Zimmerman
11:20 Sampling Impact Melt From the South Pole-Aitken Basin and SPA Pre-Nectarian Basins Petro Varied H concentration and isotopic composition in the Lunar Interior Robinson
11:35 Mojave Volatiles Prospector – Water in the Mojave Desert as an Analog to the Lunar Poles Skok Lunar Regional Pyroclastic Deposits: Evidence for Eruption from Dikes Emplaced into the Near-Surface Crust Head
11:50 The Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal: Tools for Mission Planning, Science, and Outreach Law Quantitative Mapping of Hydration in Lunar Pyroclastic Deposits and Implications for Lunar Volcanic Processes Li
12:05 LUNCH / POSTER VIEWING,  Focus Group Sessions      
START 1:30 PLENARY SESSION V: Exospheres, Outreach, and Geochemistry Chair: Doris Daou NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room
1:30 Parallel Session 5 Overview Talk - EXOSPHERES : Variability of Helium, Neon, and Argon in the Lunar Exosphere as Observed by the LADEE NMS Instrument Benna
1:50 Parallel Session 6 Overview Talk - GEOCHEMISTRY: Abundances of H and Major-elements on Asteroid 433 Eros: Revisiting the In-situ Measurements of the NEAR Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Peplowksi
2:10 Overview Talk - Communication Challenges Facing NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program and the International Asteroid Warning Network Billings
2:30 Lightning Round #3: Student Poster Previews NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room
2:40        Transition to Parallel Session Rooms
  Parallel Session #5. EXOSPHERES + OUTREACH NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room Parallel Session #6. GEOCHEMISTRY + OUTREACH NASA Ames Bldg 152 Side Room
  Chairs:  Elphic, Retherford Chairs:  Hibbitts, Sears  
2:50 Crowd Sourcing, Social Media and Citizen Science Cadieux Introduction to Elemental Distribution of Si and Other Major Elements on the Lunar Surface Observed by Kaguya GRS Kim
3:05 Initial Results from the LADEE Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrometer Colaprete Is Phobos Capture Origin a Priori Excluded From its Low Bulk Density? Pajola
3:20 Propagation of Water in the Chang’e-3 Exhaust Plume from LADEE Observations Hurley Relevance of UV Reflectance Spectroscopy to Inferring the Compositions of the Moon and Asteroids Hibbitts
3:35 LADEE/LDEX Observations of Pick-up Ion Variability in the Lunar Exosphere Poppe Valence State Measurements of Minerals Using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Dyar
3:50 Lunar Volatile Transport in the Exosphere and from Impact Plumes:  LRO/LAMP Observing Campaigns Coordinated with LADEE Retherford Simulating Surface Materials: Preparation for the Exploration of Airless Bodies Coraor
4:05 The Na and K Content of the Moon's Exosphere is Limited by the Impact Vaporization Rate Sarantos Reactive Oxygen Species Generation by Lunar Simulants Schoonen
4:20 The Effects of Meteoroid Streams on the Lunar Environment: Observations from the LADEE Mission Stubbs Lessons Learned on Professional Development for Future Teachers: The Solar System Exploration Pre-service Teacher Institute Matiella Novak
4:35        Transition to Parallel Session Rooms
4:45 LEAG/SBAG  meeting NASA Ames Bldg. 152
5:30 POSTER SESSION NASA Ames Bldg.152
EXPLORATION SCIENCE  FORUM, July 21-23, 2014 
Time/Date   DAY 3  Wednesday,  July 23, 2014    Location/Speaker
8-8:30AM REGISTRATION: NASA Ames Building 152 NASA Ames Building 152 
START 8:30 PLENARY SESSION VI: Human Exploration Drivers, Regolith, and Dust Chair: Greg Schmidt NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room
8:30 Developing Mission Invited Talk - Resource Prospector: A lunar volatiles prospecting and ISRU demonstration mission Colaprete
8:50 Developing Mission Invited Talk - Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Gates
9:10 Parallel Session 7 Overview Talk - Human Destination Drivers : The Moon as an Enabling Asset for Spaceflight Spudis
9:30 Parallel Session 8 Overview Talk - Regolith & Dust - Forward Modeling Space Weathering Britt
9:50   Transition to Parallel Session Rooms     
  Parallel Session #7. HUMAN EXPLORATION AND DESTINATION DRIVERS NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room Parallel Session #8. REGOLITH & DUST NASA Ames Bldg 152 Side Room
  Chairs: Lawrence, Neal Chairs:  Denevi, Hendrix  
10:00 Discoveries from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Future Human Exploration of the Moon Robinson Regional Variations in FUV Lunar Signatures Hendrix
10:15 New Analyses of the Moon’s North Polar Illumination Conditions Bussey The Oxford Space Environmnet Goniometer Warren
10:30 Implementing the GER:  Human-assisted Lunar Sample Return from the Schrödinger and South Pole-Aitken Basins Using the Orion Spacecraft Kring Space Weathering Investigations Enabled by Virtual Energetic Particle Observatory and the Space Physics Data Facility Cooper
10:45 Geologist Crew Assignments During Delayed Communication Human Exploration of Solar System Surfaces Bleacher Laser Space Weathering of Carbon: What Can We Expect From NEO Sample Return? Gasda
11:00 Teleoperation of Rovers on Planetary Surfaces Burns Origin and Evolution of Regolith on Airless Bodies: The Role of Thermal Fatigue El Mir
11:15 Characterization of Smooth Deposits Within South-Pole Aitken Basin: The Search for Impact Melt Deposits Ostrach Global Variability in Regolith Properties on Vesta Denevi
11:30 Using the Moon to Go to Mars: Why Lunar Exploration Should Not be Ignored Neal PlanetVac: Pneumatic Sample Acquisition and Delivery System for Asteroids Zacny
11:45 Scientific Aspects for Korean Lunar Exploration Choi Understanding Lunar Soils:  An Apollo Perspective Taylor
12:00-1:30 LUNCH/POSTER VIEWING    
  Continued - Parallel Session #7. HUMAN EXPLORATION AND DESTINATION DRIVERS NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room Continued - Parallel Session #8. REGOLITH & DUST NASA Ames Bldg 152 Side Room
  Chairs:  Farrell, Heldmann Chairs:  Britt, Munsat  
1:30 The Near-Earth Object Human Space Flight Accessible Targets Study (NHATS) Barbee Lunar Impact Ejecta Clouds Observed by LDEX Horanyi
1:45 Spacecraft-NEO Water Interaction During the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) Farrell LADEE/LDEX Observations of Meteor Streams at the Moon Szalay
2:00 The Space Launch System and the Path to Mars Klaus Dust Around the Moon: Preliminary Results from the LADEE Ultraviolet Visible Spectrometer Hermalyn
2:15 Planetary Protection for Future Human Missions -- Addressing Science Gaps and Providing Input  for Future Systems,  Operations and Equipment for Mars Race Dynamical and Collisional Timescales of Meteoroids Released From Jupiter Family Comets Gruen
2:30 Geological Field Activities at the HI-SEAS Planetary Surface Analog Mission Simulation in Hawai‘i Shiro The Special Environment of Lunar Swirls Pieters
2:45 Managing, Mitigating and Adapting to the Impact of Communication Latencies on Human-robotic Scientific Exploration – Lessons from Pavilion Lake Research Project Field Deployments. Lim Spectral and Thermophysical Properties of Phobos from the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer Glotch
3:00 Transition to MAIN ROOM
START 3:10 PLENARY SESSION VII: Chair: Yvonne Pendleton NASA Ames Bldg. 152 Main Room
3:10 Developing Mission Invited Talk - Reconnaissance of a Human Exploration Target  with the NEA Scout Mission Castillo-Rogez
3:30 Developing Mission Invited Talk - Lunar Flashlight: Mapping Lunar Surface Volatiles Using a Cubesat Cohen
3:50 Student Poster Awards
4:00 Keynote Talk (Invited) - Scientific Goals for Human Exploration Destinations Head
4:30 Closing Remarks  

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