With the end of the Apollo moon flights NASA is establishing a comprehensive program of lunar science data analysis to utilize the large amounts of data obtained over the past decade of US lunar exploration. The goal of the program, called the “Lunar Data Analysis and Synthesis Program,” is to develop through multidisciplinary studies comprehensive models of lunar origin and evolution, of physical properties and motions and of the internal and external processes operating on the moon. The new program encourages the dissemination of new knowledge about the moon to laymen as well as scientists.

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