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EPOXI Newsletter - Mar 2010

We weren't planning on sending a newsletter until June but we have some stuff going on that we just couldn't wait to let you know about!


  • Status Report
    Dr. A'Hearn provides an update about the mission. Things only appear to be quiet!
    Mission Status


Comets. Your Classroom. This Spring. Be There!

Participate in NASA's Stardust-NExT Education Materials Pilot Test!
We are looking for middle and high school science teachers willing to use one or more of the Stardust NExT standards-aligned activities with students in Spring 2010.

What is Stardust-NExT?
Stardust NExT ( is a NASA Discovery mission that is utilizing the existing Stardust spacecraft to flyby comet Tempel 1 and observe changes since NASA's Deep Impact mission visited in 2005.

What is Stardust-NExT Education and Public Outreach?
Stardust-NExT Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) -- a team of educators and scientists -- ensures the story of the cool science and engineering underlying the mission comes alive for students and the general public.

What's NExT?
Our team has been developing hands-on, compelling materials for the classroom to help you link your curriculum to science in the real world. Science educators have crafted them, mission scientists have worked them over -- now it's time for you and your students to try them out and tell us what you think: what needs tweaking, what rocks.

Learn More!



So who works on EPOXI? We've got four new bios posted: a scientist, two E/PO specialists and a program executive!



  • Cosmic Characters
    Check out Mr. EPOCh and Ms. DIXI performing their roles as essential instruments in the EPOXI Mission!
    Cosmic Characters
  • Iron-on logo
    We've flipped the DIXI logo to make it easy to print on transfer paper to make your own iron-ons for shirts, bags, etc.

EPOXI MISSION on Facebook!!

Do you have a Facebook account? If you do, you can become a fan of the mission. Just search for 'EPOXI Mission' and become a fan!


Sharing Web Site Content

Did you see an interesting page on the EPOXI website? Want to share it with your friends? It's now easier to do that since we've added a Share Button on all of the pages. You can post a page to your Facebook, MySpace or other social network. You can also email, Digg, Twitter... Just look for the "Add This" button in the left column on any page.



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EPOXI E-News features information about the mission, its outreach web site, and products, services, and materials available from the EPOXI Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) team. The EPOXI mission combines two exciting science investigations in an entirely new mission that re-uses the Deep Impact spacecraft. The Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization (EPOCh) investigation observed stars that are known to have transiting giant planets. The Deep Impact Extended Investigation (DIXI) of comets observes comet 103P/Hartley 2 during a close flyby in November 2010. The EPOXI mission is a partnership among the University of Maryland (UMD), the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp (BATC), and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). EPOXI is a NASA Discovery mission of opportunity. See our website at


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