Two Missions, One Destination
NASA is returning to our moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
(LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite
(LCROSS). Launching together aboard a powerful Atlas V rocket, these two spacecraft seek to confirm the existence of water ice and other resources in addition to creating a new, comprehensive map of our nearest neighbor in space. These missions set the stage for future visits from human explorers.
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Hosted by George Diller
of NASA Public Affairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the webcast features insight from LRO Deputy Project Manager Cathy Peddie
and LCROSS Payload Scientist Dr. Kimberly Ennico
. Mission Manager Chuck Tatro
of NASA's Launch Services Program will also explain the painstaking work of launching two spacecraft on a single rocket.
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