NASA’s High-Impact Return to the Moon, LRO & LCROSS


NASA CoLab presents Luna Philosophie #12 featuring Brian Day, Educational Technology Technical Lead at NASA Ames Research Center, who will be giving a talk at Yahoo! Brickhouse this Wednesday, September 17th on NASA’s High-Impact Return to the Moon. See the Upcoming listing for more info and to RSVP for the event.

In 2009, NASA will return to the Moon with the combined launch of two robotic probes, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). These robotic missions are precursors to the planned establishment of a human outpost on the Moon. The LCROSS mission will use the Centaur upper stage of the launch vehicle as a kinetic impactor in the search for possible deposits of water ice that might occur in permanently-shadowed craters near the lunar pole. Come hear a detailed overview of the LCROSS mission!

image via NASA Ames Research Center