LRO/LCROSS Launch Coverage

    LRO is enclosed within its fairingThe Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite lifted off aboard an Atlas V rocket on June 18, 2009, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Relive the milestones of the countdown with NASA's Launch Blog.

    The LRO spacecraft is surveying the moon for possible landing sites for astronauts and is also taking extensive readings on lunar radiation and other data. The spacecraft is equipped with a powerful assortment of instruments and will make extremely detailed maps of the moon during its mission.

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Launch Coverage Team

    Blog Updates: Steve Siceloff
    Site Updates: Elaine Marconi
    Video Uploads/Captions: Cheryl Mansfield
    Quality Control: Rebecca Sprague
    Photo Gallery: Anna Heiney
    Video Production: Aly Lee
    Video Capture/Editing: Michael Chambers and Gianni Woods

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