Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter first views

LRO lunar surfaceNASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched on 18th June, has transmitted its first images of the lunar surface. You can view the images in greater detail here. Btw, it’s still twittering. Its companion mission LCROSS is expected to make lunar impact on October 9, 2009. Japan’s Kaguya lunar videos here and here. And here’s that stunning launch video again.

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  • Ulsters my homeland

    Watched an entriguing interview between Kirsy Wark and Buzz Aldrin on Newsnight, 02, 07, 2009. Its comming soon on iplayer.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the next question asked to Buzz was, “why didn’t you lot find loads of chemical elements when you were on the moon?,” 😀 lol