National Aeronautics and Space Administration + NASA Quest
+ Search Quest
 Find it at NASA
 Home mission About the Moon impact
 LCROSS - Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Spacecraft
 Tech Info observation education news

Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)

Transcript of question/answer pairs is available.

LCROSS Mission Overview

How did LCROSS see the impact?

How did LCROSS get the pictures?

Did we make a crater?

What evidence suggests water-ice on the moon?

How much water was there?

What was seen from Earth?

What have we learned?

What else was found?

What was the soil like at the impact point?

Is water distributed evenly at the poles?

Where did these volatiles come from?

What did we see on approach before impact?

Has LCROSS changed our view of the Moon?

Where do we go from here?

Why didn't we see a visible flash on impact?

Tony Colaprete

Dr. Anthony Colaprete
LCROSS Prinicpal Investigator

Jen Heldmann

Jennifer Heldmann
LCROSS Co-Investigator



Visit the NASA Mission Site @

 FirstGov  NASA

Editor: Brian Day
NASA Official: Daniel Andrews
Last Updated: October 2009