Thursday, October 08, 2009

At approximately 4:30 a.m. PDT tomorrow morning NASA's LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite)
mission will conclude with the dramatic impact into Cabeus crater near the moon’s south pole of first, the LCROSS Centaur upper stage rocket followed in four minutes with that of the LCROSS Shepherding Spacecraft.

The purpose of this exercise is to check for the possible existence of water which, if it exists and in enough quantity, would ease the logistics of establishing a human occupied base on the moon. Which really turns the crank of this veteran Trekker and avid consumer of Science Fiction stories.

NASA TV will be broadcasting the show live and it can be viewed online as well.

I'm fairly sure I'll be staying up to watch since, as I wrap this up, it's just under five hours away. I've been listening to NASA TV online as I worked which made putting this post together slower since I kept ducking over to the other tab to check out the video.

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