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Old 06-18-2009, 10:52 AM
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Maybe I'll sneak into the break room around that time.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:01 PM
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So what is this mission supposed to be doing?
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:09 PM
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So what is this mission supposed to be doing?
From NASA website:

Mission Overview
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Spacecraft will fly to the moon atop the same Atlas V rocket, although they will use vastly different methods to study the lunar environment. LRO will go into orbit around the moon, turning its suite of instruments towards the moon for thorough studies. The spacecraft also will be looking for potential landing sites for astronauts.

LCROSS, on the other hand, will guide an empty upper stage on a collision course with a permanently shaded crater in an effort to kick up evidence of water at the moon's poles. LCROSS itself will also impact the lunar surface during its course of study.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:34 PM
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And several names of friends and myself are on board
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:37 PM
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And several names of friends and myself are on board
Lucky.
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How and why if I might ask?
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I swear with all the ridiculously fast news updates NCC-73515, it's like you're SkyNet or something. You're everywhere, your name will even be orbiting the moon in a few weeks.
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LRO will help future astronauts find the best places to land on the Moon, methinks, among other things.
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How and why if I might ask?
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/dis...?News_ID=26638
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I swear with all the ridiculously fast news updates NCC-73515, it's like you're SkyNet or something. You're everywhere, your name will even be orbiting the moon in a few weeks.
I take that as a compliment
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