W&M's Levine helps NASA prepare for return to the Moon

Although Dr. Joel Levine of Williamsburg has retired from NASA after serving for 41 years as a senior research scientist and Mars Scout Program scientist, and he now works as a research professor in the Department of Applied Science at the College of William and Mary, he is back in the trenches at NASA.

Levine is helping plan the effort to send humans back to the moon, this time to establish a permanent infrastructure for possible continuous human presence in preparation for a future mission to Mars and beyond.

“On July 20, 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of an important event ... n the history of the human species – the first human landing on another celestial...