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2009-06-23 14:30:00

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, successfully completed its most significant early mission milestone Tuesday with a lunar swingby and calibration of its science instruments. The satellite will search for water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon's south pole. With the assist of the moon's gravity, LCROSS and its attached Centaur booster rocket successfully entered into polar Earth orbit at 6:20 a.m. PDT on June 23. The maneuver puts the spacecraft...

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2009-06-23 09:29:22

The U.S. space agency says its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter entered a lunar orbit at 6:27 a.m. EDT Tuesday. NASA engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center had to perform a mid-course correction to correctly position the LRO to reach its insertion point. Lunar orbit insertion is a crucial milestone for the mission, said Cathy Peddie, LRO deputy project manager at Goddard. The LRO mission cannot begin until the moon captures us. Once we enter the moon's orbit, we can begin to (build) the...

2009-06-23 06:34:00

GREENBELT, Md., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a four and a half day journey from the Earth, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully entered orbit around the moon. Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., confirmed the spacecraft's lunar orbit insertion at 6:27 a.m. EDT Tuesday. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) During transit to the moon, engineers performed a mid-course correction to get the spacecraft...

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2009-06-23 06:20:00

After a four and a half day journey from the Earth, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully entered orbit around the moon. Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., confirmed the spacecraft's lunar orbit insertion at 6:27 a.m. EDT Tuesday. During transit to the moon, engineers performed a mid-course correction to get the spacecraft in the proper position to reach its lunar destination. Since the moon is always moving, the spacecraft shot for a...

2009-06-22 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA spacecraft will reach major mission milestones early Tuesday morning as they approach the moon -- one will send back live streaming imagery via the Internet as it swings by the moon, the other will insert itself into lunar orbit to begin mapping the moon's surface. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) After a four and a half day journey to the moon, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will be...

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2009-06-22 16:20:00

Two NASA spacecraft will reach major mission milestones early Tuesday morning as they approach the moon -- one will send back live streaming imagery via the Internet as it swings by the moon, the other will insert itself into lunar orbit to begin mapping the moon's surface. After a four and a half day journey to the moon, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will be captured by the moon's gravity and prepare for the commissioning phase of its mission on June 23. NASA TV live coverage...

2009-06-18 21:44:00

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LRO...

2009-06-18 20:58:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 40 years after Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, United Launch Alliance successfully launched NASA's latest two lunar missions aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at 5:32 p.m. EDT today. The Atlas V successfully placed the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) missions on their proper trajectories to the moon. Both missions are components of the Lunar...

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2009-06-18 17:30:00

NASA launched two probes into space on Thursday in a landmark mission to search for water sources and potential landing sites on the Moon. The mission is a critical step in NASA's plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2020. The space agency launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) via an Atlas V rocket at about 5:32 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "LRO is the ever important first step in...

2009-06-17 13:56:25

The U.S. space agency has moved its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite to their launch pad. The two satellites rolled aboard an Atlas V rocket to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad Wednesday in preparation for a Thursday launch. The spacecraft are scheduled to lift off together, with three launch windows available: at 5:12 p.m., 5:22 p.m. and 5:32 p.m. EDT. If the launch slips to Friday the launch opportunities would be at 6:41 p.m.,...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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