Sunday, September 11, 2011

Twin NASA Probes Head to Moon

NASA's GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) lifted off successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Pad SLC-17B at 9:08 a.m. EDT Saturday September 10, 2011.

Riding aboard a Delta II rocket the dual moon probes were successfully placed on a trajectory that will have them arriving at the moon in about three and a half months.  Ninety minutes later engineers received signals from both spacecraft indicating their solar panels had deployed successfully.

For more information see:  http://www.nasa.gov/grail and http://moon.mit.edu/