MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 24, 2012 (ME PR) – Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that some of the world’s leading planetary scientists have joined its Science Advisory Board (SAB) to assist the company in its plans to explore and ultimately mine the Moon for precious planetary resources.
Moon Express Chief Scientist and former NASA Associate Administrator in charge of all the Agency’s science, Dr. Alan Stern, selected the advisory board of internationally recognized leaders within the lunar science community. The Moon Express SAB includes:
- Dr. Jack Burns/University of Colorado: NASA Lunar Science Institute (NSLI) Node PI, Astronomer & former Chair of the NASA Advisory Council’s Science Committee
- Dr. Randy Korotev/Washington University: Lunar Geochemist
- Dr. Steve Mackwell/LPI: Head, Lunar and PIanetary Institute (LPI)
- Dr. Wendell Mendell/LPI: Lunar Generalist, Exploration Expert & former Chief, NASA Office for Lunar & Planetary Exploration for Constellation
- Dr. Clive Neal/U. of Notre Dame: Chair, NASA Lunar Exploration Advisory Group