Up and Away
After a flawless liftoff, the Atlas V/Centaur rocket speeds toward space carrying NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.
LRO and LCROSS are the first missions in NASA's plan to return humans to the moon and begin establishing a lunar outpost by 2020.
June 18, 2009
Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls