An update about the LCROSS mission

Last June, I mentioned the LCROSS mission which was aimed at impacting the surface of the Moon. 113 days after its journey, this event indeed happened on October 9 2009. At 04:31 UT the Centaur upper stage rocket  hit the surface, followed by LCROSS itself at 04:39 UT.  It was recorded by several telescopes located at Hawaii and in the US (where it was visible) and by another NASA spacecraft called Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in orbit around the moon.

We really walked on the Moon…


We all heard about this conspiration rumors which claimed that the Apollo missions were never a success and nobody ever walked on the Moon. Just be reassured, I am not going to advertise this crazy theory 🙂 It is based on deformed facts and today we have some obvious proofs collected  by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its high resolution camera.

Beginning of the Apollo 11 's Commemoration


Forty years ago, the fifth human space flight called Apollo 11 was launched using a Saturn V from the Kennedy Space Center with three astronauts on board. Two of them (Neil Amstrong & Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin) became the first humans to walk on the Moon. NASA is initiating various events to commemorate this important anniversary.

Neil Amstrong about to walk on the Moon.
Neil Amstrong about to walk on the Moon. Watch the restored HD movie on the NASA website

The end of Kayuga in HD!

A brief update about my previous post into which I described the demise of the Kayuga mission. The crash on the lunar surface was indeed recorded by the High Definition TV and can be seen on the JAXA channel in youtube.<!–more–> click on the following image to start the movie and enjoy the ride… Unfortunately