WHO: The moon, our constant companion, has once again become a focus of the scientific community as NASA prepares to fulfill the Vision for Space Exploration. Scientists at the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference will discuss the moon’s role in shaping life on Earth and what secrets it can tell us about the formation of the solar system. The session will also discuss the future of lunar exploration missions. The NASA Astrobiology Science Conference is being held in Washington, March 26 through 30.


  • Norm Sleep – Moon as Biological Tape Recorder
  • Paul G. Lucey – The Science of the Lunar Polar Volatile Deposits
  • James B. Garvin – The Moon as a Natural Laboratory for Cosmic Collisions in Astrobiology
  • Lynn Rothschild – The Role of the Moon in Shaping Life on Earth
  • G. Scott Hubbard- Exploration Science at the Moon: Links to Understanding Life in the Universe
  • Bernard H. Foing – International Lunar Missions: Results and Implications for Astrobiology

WHEN: The session will be held on Wednesday, March 29, at 3 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. EST.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Session location: Reagan Amphitheater

For more information about the NASA Astrobiology Science Conference, visit