LCROSS Is Go!

LRO, LCROSS Liftoff on Lunar Journey (20090618...Image by nasa hq photo via Flickr

NASA Successfully Launches Lunar Impactor:

“CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA successfully launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, Thursday on a mission to search for water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon‘s south pole. The satellite lifted off on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:32 p.m. EDT, with a companion mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO.”

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