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NASA ADDS ISRAELI TECHNICAL EXPERTISE TO LUNAR SCIENCE RESEARCH

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010

As reported in the Invest In Israel Newsletter,  NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement that recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration (INLSE) as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute.

The INLSE will bring technical and engineering expertise to advance the broad goals of lunar science at the institute. The initial focus will be on laser communications, robotics, remote sensing and other technologies for future lunar missions.

“NASA looks forward to working with this distinguished Israeli organization to benefit from our shared expertise and advance our understanding of lunar science,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

“I am very excited the INLSE has become an affiliate member of the NASA Lunar Science Institute,” said Ames Director Pete Worden. “The considerable capabilities of the INLSE in science and related technology development will greatly extend our institute’s reach.”