Return to Moon Family Night at NASA Ames
On Saturday, Sept. 06, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST, NASA Ames will host another Family Night featuring Earth’s Moon. The evening's activities will highlight the roles of NASA and Ames Research Center in conducting robotic missions that serve as the vanguard of future moon missions.
The identification of water is very important to the future of human activities on the moon and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission is designed to confirm the presence or absence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon’s South Pole. The satellite will 'hitch a ride' with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that will map the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail.
Family Night activities and exhibits will include:
• animated videos
• moon rocks display
• robotic rover demonstrations
• kids activities
• telescope viewing of the lunar surface
• presentations by LCROSS experts and scientists
For more information about the LRO an LCROSS mission to the moon, visit: http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov