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New Mission to the Moon


In June, NASA is sending two satellites, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), to the Moon to prepare for a future astronaut landing. LRO will create the first-ever complete surface map of the Moon, and LCROSS will excavate a crater to confirm the presence of water on the Moon.

LCROSS Lunar Mission

Depiction of Shepherd and Centaur, Post-Flip as LCROSS heads for the Moon.


For more information, see the LRO and LCROSS sites on NASA.

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