LCROSS Stories


Workshop Focuses on Lunar, Planetary Exploration

7 min read

The Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor, the moon, received frequent visitors during the 1960s and early 1970s culminating in six landings by humans during the Apollo Program. In recent years, numerous robotic orbiters and landers have returned to the moon, Mars…


Goddard Visualization Team Previews Lunar Impact

5 min read

At 7:30 a.m. EDT on October 9, a two-ton rocket body will slam into a crater near the moon’s south pole. By studying the resulting plume of gas and dust, scientists hope this grand experiment will confirm the presence of…