Thursday, October 8, 2009

NASA spacecrafts scheduled to crash on the Moon

Two US spacecrafts are set to crash on the Moon on Friday and the events are about to be viewed. NASA LCROSS (Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite) will drop its Centaur upper stage rocket on the Moon surface at 7:31 a.m. ET. NASA hopes that following the impact, enough dust and lunar particles will be kicked up to help LCROSS monitor and discover the presence of water in the lunar soil. Four minutes after the first impact, LCROSS will travel through the blown debris collecting and sending data back to Earth before smashing into the Cabeus crater close to Moon's south pole.
The LCROSS Moon live crash can be viewed only by telescope or on NASA TV. Broadcasting starts at 6:15 a.m. ET Friday.
NASA successfully crashed LCROSS spacecraft into moon.
Watch video NASA LCROSS crash moon impact (Moon bombing video).
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