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Antimatter Man
Join Date: May 2004
Location: that interweb thing
2009-06-18, 16:33

To the Moon!

LRO/LCROSS launch live on NASA TV in the next minute.

edit: Everything looks good through coast period before Centaur stage 2nd firing. Onboard camera footage looked pretty cool, as ever.

Unlike traditional launches where all stages drop away and only the spacecraft makes the final trip, the empty Centaur stage will stay attached and be used to 'belly flop' into a lunar crater as part of LCROSS study. (see links above)

edit 2: LRO separation successful! LCROSS and Centaur on track. *applause in mission control*

All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

Last edited by curiousuburb : 2009-06-18 at 17:31.