Oct 092009
 

NASA crashed a rocket into the moon this morning:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LCROSS/overview/index.html

LCROSS launched with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 18, 2009 at 2:32 p.m. PDT. The LCROSS shepherding spacecraft and the Atlas V’s Centaur upper stage rocket executed a fly-by of the moon on June 23, 2009 (LCROSS lunar swingby video stream coverage) and entered into an elongated Earth orbit to position LCROSS for impact on a lunar pole. On final approach, the shepherding spacecraft and Centaur will separate. The Centaur will act as a heavy impactor to create a debris plume that will rise above the lunar surface. Projected impact at the lunar South Pole is currently: Oct 9, 2009 at 4:30 a.m. PDT. Following four minutes behind, the shepherding spacecraft will fly through the debris plume, collecting and relaying data back to Earth before impacting the lunar surface and creating a second debris plume.

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Does shooting a rocket at the moon to cause an explosion seem like something that we should be doing?

It seems like a very American thing to do.  I guess we own the moon, because we played golf on it first.  If you believe that we actually went to the moon, of course.  Brent, does your hatred of NASA include believing that they faked the moon landing?

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  1. No, I think that was a ligit deal. And I’m okay with that era of NASA. Just the dumb shit we have done in the last 20 years.