DREAM2 incorporates over 30 science investigators from over 10 academic Institutions to study the space environment at exploration targets. DREAM2 is:
The DREAM2 Team extends a warm welcome to the 25 teachers who will be joining us at Goddard from June 22-26 for the DREAM2Explore Workshop! This educator professional development workshop will focus on how our understanding of the Moon, asteroids, and the moons of Mars is growing and changing with new data from current and recent missions and modeling efforts led by the DREAM2 team. We'll also talk about NASA's plans for exploring asteroids in preparation for a human journey to Mars. We look forward to working with you this week!
A dedicated issue on the lunar volatile environment is now published in Icarus. DREAM2 co-I Dana Hurley was one of the editors. The special issue includes 18 papers on the latest studies of volatiles at the Moon, with applications to asteroids. See:
DREAM2 scientists describe LADEE results on an unexpected lunar tail – of nanograins.
NASA has selected a lunar surface volatile cubesat mission called 'IceCube' lead by Morehead State University as one of HEOMD's NextSTEP program partnerships. The cubesat spacecraft will be launched to the Moon as part of the EM-1 mission onboard the SLS heavy-lift launch vehicle and will be subsequently deployed for lunar capture. DREAM2 Co-I Pamela Clark is a science lead and the mission with fly a GSFC-built IR system for identifying surface volatile content.
The DREAM2 team report outlining the team's science and communication activity in program Year 1 is found here (in PDF). This report was sent to SSERVI-Central and to HQ.
Internship opportunities are available for undergraduate students to work with DREAM2 scientists at
NASA Goddard. Research projects include modeling lunar surface material defects and hydrogen
implantation, laboratory research into lunar chemistry, designing deep space Cubesat mission concepts,
and using Apollo data to characterize the lunar environment. Applications are due by March 1, 2015.
Internships run for 10 weeks, beginning in early June. Use the keyword "dream" to search for DREAM2
opportunities via the following link:
An overview of DREAM2 results was recently presented at NASA Headquarters by DREAM2 PI Bill Farrell. Examples of DREAM2's science and exploration integration were shown, including recent work by the team on plasma-related differential charging of human systems at the Moon and asteroids, interaction of an outgassing spacecraft to a nearby small airless body, and allowable astronaut days in the space radiation environment.
To get a copy of the viewgraphs or watch a replay of the talk, see
DREAM2 academic partner University of California at Berkeley has undergraduate intern opportunities to work on DREAM2 space environment projects at the Berkeley location. Application deadline is 2/15. For more information, contact Andrew Poppe (firstname.lastname@example.org) and see
DREAM2's Rosemary Killen and colleague Joe Hahn reports on a periodic surge of calcium atoms in the exosphere of Mercury as tracing back to impacts by meteor streams possibly associated with comet Encke. The press release is found at:
DREAM2 scientist Dana Hurley presents a thoughtful essay on the selection and advancement of women in science published in AGU's journal, EOS. See
Bill Farrell (DREAM2 PI) presented an overview of DREAM2.s modeling and research efforts to students and faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University on October 29. Lora Bleacher (Education Lead) also presented opportunities for students to get involved in DREAM2 research via undergraduate internships and outreach. The abstract and presentation can be found at http://physics1.howard.edu/news/news_seminars14.html.