LRO and LCROSS Launch on Lunar Journey
June 19, 2009
An United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off with NASA's LRO/LRCOSS mission from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:32 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2009. The mission is expected to relay more information about the lunar environment than any other previous mission to the moon.
Topics: LCROSS, Unmanned spacecraft, Exploration of the Moon, Technology Internet, Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, Atlas V, Spaceport, Moon landing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA's LRO/LRCOSS mission