Thursday, July 30, 2009

See Real Moon Rocks August 12th

The Moon has fascinated people for years. Now Real Moon Rocks are coming to the Wellesley Free Library.

Finally 40 year after we first landed a man on the moon we are going back. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on June 18th. According to Astrobiology Magizine the recent missions will pave the way for a returned maned mission.

"NASA’s LRO will use its instruments to collect detailed information about the lunar environment from a low polar orbit. "

"NASA's LCROSS mission will confirm the presence or absence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the Moon's South Pole."

"LRO and LCROSS will provide essential information for NASA's return to the moon. NASA is currently developing a new fleet of spacecrafts and rockets in order to transport equipment and human explorers to the Moon. In the near future, humankind may once again spread its reach beyond our home planet."

For more information

see Astrobiology Magizine

see NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

See Real NASA Moon Rocks Wednesday August 12th at 4pm.
credit photos NASA


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