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NASA Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB)
Spectroscopic data acquired in the laboratory provide the interpretive foundation upon which compositional information about unexplored or unsampled planetary surfaces is derived from remotely obtained reflectance spectra. The NASA RELAB is supported by NASA as a multi-user spectroscopy facility, and laboratory time can be made available at no charge to investigators who are in funded NASA programs.

The Brown/NASA Northeast Regional Planetary Data Center
is a public facility designed to make available to all researchers, educators and the general public the vast amount of image data obtained by the U.S. Space Program from 1962 to the present. Nearby colleges, schools and research institutions are encouraged to use the center. Group tours can also be arranged.


The NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium
now consists of 11 institutions of higher learning and numerous partnerships with museums, educators, and businesses. The Fellowship and Scholarship program is a key element. It not only supports undergraduate and graduate students participating in NASA-related research but also links them with the community through a close partnership with RI teachers and their students.

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The SSERVI Evolution and Environment of Exploration Destinations (SEEED) node is jointly hosted by Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by faculty who share a long history of science interactions. The principal objective has been to establish a center of excellence focusing on the science of exploration destinations. Our goals are not only to produce the next generation of knowledgeable and qualified scientists, but also to attract some of the best minds into the field, and keep them involved, and to lay the groundwork for future exploration.