Tagged: LRO

NASA’s moon mission delayed til Friday

The Lunar Reconassiance Orbiter launch — NASA’s first return to moon exploration in 10 years — is slated for Friday, so the space shuttle Endeavor, which was delayed due to mechanical problems, can take off on Wednesday. Harlan Spence, professor of astronomy is at Cape Canaveral preparing for the LRO launch. Contact Harlan Spence, (617) […]

LRO: NASA’s first step to returning to the Moon

The most ambitious lunar mission since Apollo 17 in 1992 is set for June 17, when NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) embarks on a year-long exploration — a key first step toward returning humans to the Moon. Harlan Spence, professor of astronomy is leading a team that will study how the lunar radiation environment will […]