September 12th, 2009 16:23 EST
NASA's Mission to Bomb the Moon
NASA will tomorrow launch a spectacular mission to bomb the Moon. Their LCROSS mission will blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a missile that will blast a hole in the lunar surface ... [snip]
... a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it ... [snip]
Space scientists want to see if any water ice or vapour is revealed in the cloud of debris. [snip]
[Note that oxygen can be extracted from water as well.]
Happy shooting, NASA.
Other Science/Space articles:
-- Mars Can Wait -- Orbital Solar Collectors and a space elevator.
-- The overlooked value of new lunar super fuel -- helium-3 [could give the earth enough power for the next 1,000 years].