Dr. Paul D. Spudis, PhD
NASA Scientist



Dr. Paul Spudis, PhD, NASA scientist, and author of The Value Of The Moon - on the monetary and strategic value of the Moon for America.

Principal Investigator (PI) of the Mini-SAR experment on Chandrayaan-1 and a Mini-RF team member on the LRO mission. I oversee the scientific investigation of the deposits and environment of the lunar poles using Mini-SAR and other data.

In 1976 he earned a B.S. in geology at the Arizona State University. Following his graduation he performed an internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, during the Mars landing of that year. The following year he went to Brown University to study planetary geology, with a focus on the Moon. A year later he earned his Masters Degree and moved back to Arizona where he started working for Ron Greeley who had just joined Arizona State University. In 1982 he earned a Ph.D. in geology at the university.