Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

I don't know exactly where I find this stuff, but I came across the that is set to launch no earlier than November 24, 2008. So what's different about this space "future debris" equipment?

You can sign up to send your name to the moon. Names will be collected and placed onboard the LRO spacecraft for its historic mission bringing NASA "back" to the moon. You will also receive a certificate showcasing your support of the mission.

The deadline is June 27, 2008 for the submission of names.

LRO's objectives are to find safe landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology.

1 comment:

ja said...

This reads like: "Hey...we're spending your tax dollars...and it's a real good thing"