USGS Astrogeology Science Center Rpif News http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news News about current and upcoming space missions, USGS gelogic products and historical exhibits en-us <![CDATA[RPIF Consolidation Almost Complete!]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 The USGS/NASA Astrogeology RPIF is consolidating all of its voluminous collections in one location for the first time in 25 years. The move has been ongoing since November 2013 and the end is in sight. The new facility features a room for researchers with a reference library, a student/volunteer work area, and storage for our collection of 60,000 maps, more than 20,000 photos and slides, and more than 30,000 archival documents.

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<![CDATA[New Video: Astrogeology 1963-2013: Fifty Years of Exploration]]> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0700 A new video, documenting the history of the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, has been posted. The film was created by Kent Wagner and titled, Astrogeology 1963-2013: Fifty Years of Exploration. Check it out!

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<![CDATA[The Atlantic Magazine Features Astrogeology]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0700 The Atlantic featured the Astrogeology Science Center in an article titled, When We Blew Up Arizona to Simulate the Moon. The article delves into the astronaut training and crater making that occurred at Cinder Lake in preparation for the Apollo Moon landings. For more information, see the RPIF film, Making Craters - Mare Tranquillitatis in Flagstaff Arizona.

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<![CDATA[Regional Planetary Information Facility (RPIF) Posts First Online Exhibit]]> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0700 The NASA/USGS Astrogeology Regional Planetary Information Facility (RPIF) has posted its first online exhibit. The title is 1961: USGS Astrogeology's First Published Lunar Map.

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