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LCROSS Performs First Swing-By of the Moon, With Video June 24, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in LCROSS, NASA, Youtube.

NASA’s LCROSS lunar satellite made its first swing-by of the Moon on Tuesday, complete with streaming video. The LCROSS will be swinging around both Earth and the Moon multiple times, as it eases into a trajectory from which it will create an impact with the Moon, analyzing the resulting plume for signs of water ice.

Below is a video from NASA Television of the flyby:



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