"LRO & LCROSS: America Returns to the Moon"

Location

Monmouth Museum at 8:00 PM
United States
Date: 
May 6, 2010

 

by Dr. Ken Kremer, NASA Ambassador & The Planetary Society.
NASA re-ignited the US ‘Return to the Moon’ in June 2009 with the launch of two new science spacecraft, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). Take an up close and personal tour of the robotic duo with Dr. Kremer inside the "Clean Room" for the last look before blast-off with top NASA scientists and learn about the science goals. Journey inside the Air Force rocket base at Cape Canaveral to see the Atlas V rocket at Launch Complex 41 which propelled the probes to space and set LCROSS on course for a cosmic smack-up into the moons South Pole on 9 October 2009 in search of water.