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U.S. Space Agency Launches Lunar Satellites

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency, NASA, has launched its twin GRAIL lunar satellites meant to examine the gravitational field and internal structure of the moon. The launch of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, followed several weather-related delays Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s launch took place in the second and final of two “launch windows” […]

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NASA Heads Back to the Moon

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space agency is preparing for Thursday’s launch of two unmanned spacecraft to the moon, nearly forty years after man last walked on the moon. NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission spacecraft will orbit the moon before landing on the lunar surface. The mission will map the moon from its core […]

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