NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched at 5:32 p.m. EDT Thursday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, rolled aboard their Atlas V rocket to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Wednesday morning in preparation for launch on Thursday.
NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, tomorrow, June 18.
If you have never heard of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), here are five quick things you should know.
Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on June 3 and met with Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team members.
NASA's return to the moon will get a boost in June with the launch of two satellites that will return a wealth of data about Earth's nearest neighbor.
On the moon we will develop technologies to survive in space, because the moon presents the same challenges we will encounter throughout the universe.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was loaded on a truck February 11 to begin its two-day journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, which simulates the extreme hot, cold and airless conditions of space LRO will experience after launch.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has begun environmental testing in a thermal vacuum that simulates the harsh rigors of space.
In fact, scientists have discovered evidence for water or hydrogen, a component of water, in special places on the moon.
Reliable power and potential lunar resources make the lunar poles attractive enough to attempt hairy landings on a crater rim. It's up to LRO to make those landings as safe as possible.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed the first round of environmental testing at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team paid tribute to one of its members who passed away February 2007 by engraving an LRO reaction wheel in his honor.
NASA invites people of all ages to join the lunar exploration journey with an opportunity to send their names to the moon aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Several instruments that will help NASA characterize the moon's surface have been installed on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA is preparing to send a small spacecraft to the moon in 2011 to assess the lunar atmosphere and the nature of dust lofted above the surface.
NASA selected two proposals from Goddard researchers to assist with measurements the agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will make.
NASA has obtained the highest resolution terrain mapping to date of the moon's rugged south polar region, with a resolution to 20 meters per pixel.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA's next mission to the moon, is in the midst of integration and testing at Goddard Space Flight Center.