Hard to believe it has been nine years since Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Remote Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) launched.
I saw both of these lunar bound spacecraft while they were being built and wrote the June 2009 Sky and Telescope magazine article about their 2-for-1 mission launch.
|Me and LCROSS at NASA Ames|
|Me and LRO at NASA Goddard|
Here's to more good data LRO and thank you LCROSS for you daring demise in search of lunar water in Cabeus Crater.
Sky Guy in VA