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The Lunar and Planetary Institute, a division of the Universities Space Research Association, was established during the Apollo missions to foster international collaboration and to serve as a repository for information gathered during the early years of the space program.
Today, the LPI is an intellectual leader in lunar and planetary science. The Institute
- serves as a scientific forum attracting world-class visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students, and resident experts;
- supports and serves the research community through newsletters, meetings, and other activities;
- collects and disseminates planetary data while facilitating the community's access to NASA science; and
- engages, excites, and educates the public about space science and invests in the development of future generations of explorers.
The research carried out at the LPI supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to explore the solar system.
Last updated January 10, 2008
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is a space science research facility that works closely with NASA, universities, and other space science research facilities. The Education Department at the LPI has a small staff who develop space science curriculum and educational activities and present workshops to formal and informal educators both locally and nationally. We also offer space and earth science programs for families and the community.
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