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Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

November 28, 2008
A team of scientists, led by Diane Wooden of NASA’s Ames Research Center has created a detailed mosaic image of the moon’s south pole to help observe the dual impacts of the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission. Read more.

November 6, 2008
NASA Seeks Amateur Astronomers for Lunar Observations

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Observation Campaign is seeking assistance from amateurs to develop a library of digital images of the lunar poles under varying phase and librations. Read more.

September 2008
Enthusiastic Crowd Enjoys 'Return to the Moon Family Night'
Thousands of moon enthusiasts of all ages gathered at NASA's Ames Research Center on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 to partake in NASA Ames’ second 'Return to the Moon Family Night. Read more.

July 11, 2008
LCROSS Presentation at PAS MEETING
The July 11 meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society will feature a presentation of the LCROSS mission. The presentation will provide a mission overview and a description of how amateur astronomers can participate in this exciting mission. Meeting is at 7:30 PM in room 5051 at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA. Presentation by Brian Day.

June 15, 2008
Mom, Dad, It's Not a Joke, I'm Working a NASA Mission to the Moon

Sounds like a big exaggeration but it's not. GAVRT students will soon be contributing to an actual NASA space mission by helping supplement spacecraft telemetry data received by the LCROSS mission operations team, as LCROSS makes a series of looping orbits around the Earth before impacting the lunar surface. Read more.

June 6, 2008
New upddated LCROSS Fact Sheet is now posted.

Download this at Download this from http://www.lcross.arc.nasa.gov/docs/LCROSSFacts.pdf

June 2, 2008
LCROSS is on Twitter

Keep up with the mission wherever you go with LCROSS on Twitter!
http://www.twitter.com/LCROSS_NASA

May 31, 2008
LCROSS Presentation at AAS/ASP Conference

LCROSS Mission and E/PO program featured at AAS/ASP conference in St Louis. LCROSS will be featured in NASA's efforts supporting the International Year of Astronomy. Amateur astronomers will learn how they can engage the public in the LCROSS mission during the "Amateur Astronomers as Champions of the IYA" workshop on Saturday, May 31.

May 2, 2008
LCROSS Presentation at SMCAS Meeting
The May 2 meeting of the San Mateo County Astronomical Society will feature a presentation of the LCROSS mission. The presentation will provide a mission overview and a description of how amateur astronomers can participate in this exciting mission. Meeting is at 7:30 PM in the planetarium at the College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. Presentation by Brian Day.

April 10, 2008
LCROSS at CalSAC

LCROSS-based hands-on activities centered on teaching system engineering skills will be featured at California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) Annual Statewide Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Presentation by Will Shaw.

March 12, 2008
LCROSS at LPSC

Rebecca Green and Will Shaw will conduct the "Crater the Moon" educator workshop at the Lunar & Planetary Science Conference.

February 29, 2008
LCROSS Astronomer Workshop at Ames Research Center
Workshop presentations are now available online.

January 14, 2008
LCROSS instrumentation payload ships from Ames to Northrop Grumman for integration with spacecraft, see NASA Press Release.

November 17, 2007
On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST, NASA Ames will host a 'Return to the Moon Family Night.' The evening's activities will highlight the roles of NASA and Ames Research Center in conducting robotic missions that serve as the vanguard of future Moon missions.

Family Night activities and exhibits will include:

• animated videos
• Moon rocks display
• robotic rover demonstrations
• kids activities
• telescope viewing of the lunar surface
• presentations from LCROSS experts and scientists.

This event is free of charge and open to the general public.
For more details, including schedule of speakers, see NASA Press Release.

September 19, 2007
Tony Colaprete will be giving an LCROSS Overview talk to the Sons-in-Retirement group in Palo Alto, CA.

August 16, 2007
Brian Day will present an overview of LCROSS and its educational programs to the Pre-Service Teacher Institute at NASA Ames.

August 4, 2007
LCROSS mission featured as lead front-page story in the San Jose Mercury News. See the story online at http://www.mercurynews.com/search/ci_6543604

August 2, 2007
Jennifer Heldmann will present an LCROSS Overview talk to both the NASA Ames Academy for Space Exploration and the visiting NASA Glenn Academy at ARC on 2 Aug 2007.

August 1, 2007
Jennifer Heldmann will present an LCROSS Overview talk to the NASA Robotics Academy at NASA Ames.

May 30, 2007
LCROSS Observation Campaign presented at the American Astronomical Society Conference in Honolulu, HI by Jennifer Heldmann. Download the presentation slides.

February 5, 2007
LCROSS featured in premier of new PBS series.
KQED's QUEST is a new multimedia series about the people behind San Francisco Bay Area science and environmental issues and how their work is changing the way we live. The story of the LCROSS mission was chosen to kick off the new series.

February 2, 2007
LCROSS passes confirmation review.

October 16-17, 2006
Site Selection Workshop

The Workshop on Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Site Selection will be held at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, October 16–17, 2006. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lcross2006/lcross2006.1st.shtml
Note: Selected presentations from the Site Selection Workshop are now available online.

Oct 8-13, 2006
LCROSS presentations at the 2006 Division of Planetary Sciences (American Astronomical Society) meeting

Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Mission: Opportunities for Observations of the Impact Plumes from Ground-based and Space-based Telescopes; Heldmann, Jennifer; Colaprete, T.; Wooden, D.; Asphaug, E.; Schultz, P.; Plesko, C. S.; Korycansky, D.; Galal, K.; Briggs, G.; American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #38, #57.15
link to abstract: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006DPS....38.5715H

An Overview of The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Mission - An ESMD Mission to Investigate Lunar Polar Hydrogen; Colaprete, Anthony; Heldmann, J.; Wooden, D.; Asphaug, E.; Schultz, P.; Plesko, C.; Korycansky, D.; Briggs, G.; Ennico, K.; LCROSS Project, the American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #38, #57.16
link to abstract: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006DPS....38.5716C

September 19-21, 2006
LCROSS Presentation at the AIAA Space 2006 Conference

LCROSS paper presented by lead author Andy Christensen and several additional members of the LCROSS team.

September 9, 2006
LCROSS Presentation at the Eastbay Astronomical Society

Jennifer Heldmann will give a presentation on the LCROSS Mission at the September meeting of the Eastbay Astronomical Society. Saturday, Sept 9, 2006, 7:30 pm. Chabot Space & Science Center Physics Lab, 2nd floor of the Spees Bldg.

July 28, 2006
Crash Landing On The Moon

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/28jul_crashlanding.htm?list184452

July 28, 2006
NASA Awards Launch Services For Lunar Mission

May 16, 2006
New NASA Ames Spacecraft to Look for Valuable Ice at the Moon's South Pole

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/research/exploringtheuniverse/lcross.html

April 11, 2006
New NASA Ames Spacecraft to Look for Ice at Lunar South Pole - Featured Images

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2006/lunarorbiter.html

April 10, 2006
New NASA Ames Spacecraft to Look for Ice at Lunar South Pole

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2006/06_21AR.html

April 14, 2005
Moon Water

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/14apr_moonwater.htm


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Last Updated: June 2008