by Marilyn Lindstrom
Meanwhile, we continue to allocate samples of our five Antarctic martian meteorites to investigators approved by MWG for studies of Mars geology, chemistry and life. For an overview of published results on martian meteorites, keep an eye on the LPI web page "On the Question of the Martian Meteorites" at http:// [insert site address here]. Also, plan to attend the HQ sponsored workshop on martian meteorites to be held in Houston, November 2-4, 1998. [insert LPI conference web site address for info on MM workshop]
The news coverage will continue as three NASA missions launch or encounter their small body targets in October 1998 to February 1999. Deep Space 1, a New Millennium technology mission, will launch in October 1998 to flyby and map asteroid 1992 KD and comet Borrelly. The NEAR Discovery mission will encounter its prime target asteroid Eros in January 1999, go into orbit, and begin a 1-year mapping mission. STARDUST, another Discovery mission, will launch in February 1999 on a sample return mission to comet Wild 2. Keep your eyes on the sky and the news headlines.