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NASA Briefs Preliminary Plume Findings From Moon Mission

November 10, 2009

NASA will hold a news conference Friday to talk about early science results from its successful moon impacting mission, the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS. The satellite gained worldwide attention when it plunged into a crater near the moon’s south pole on Oct. 9.

The briefing from NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., will begin at 9 a.m. PST, on Nov. 13. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s Web site. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

The panelists are:

- Doug Cooke, associate administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington

- Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist for Exploration Systems at NASA Headquarters

- Anthony Colaprete, LCROSS project scientist and principal investigator from Ames

- Greg Delory, senior fellow, Space Sciences Laboratory and Center for Integrative Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley

To attend or participate by telephone reporters should contact Jonas Dino (jonas.dino@nasa.gov) at 650-604-5612 or Rachel Prucey (rachel.l.prucey@nasa.gov) at 650-604-0643.

For information about the LCROSS mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/lcross




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