Hey Space Placers!
While we track Irene's progress, NASA is making final preps to launch their newest mission to the Moon - GRAIL, or Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory. As stated by NASA, "GRAIL's twin spacecraft are tasked for a nine-month mission to explore Earth's nearest neighbor in unprecedented detail. They will determine the structure of the lunar interior from crust to core and advance our understanding of the thermal evolution of the moon."
GRAIL is set for launch on Sept. 8th and the spacecraft and Delta II launch vehicle are undergoing final checks at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Read More About It: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/aug/HQ_11-275_GRAIL_Update.html
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