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21. GRAIL MoonKAM's first (released) video of the Moon

(Web Page; Mon May 28 07:52:00 CDT 2018)

I could watch this video a hundred times. It's basically a cell phone video shot by a spacecraft in orbit around the Moon. It's the first release from MoonKAM, tiny cameras included on both GRAIL spacecraft whose only purpose is public o...

Description: Here's the first release from MoonKAM, tiny cameras included on both GRAIL spacecraft whose only purpose is public outreach. Classrooms can sign up for opportunities to propose sites to image.

22. Planetary Society Hangout Thursday noon PT / 2000 UT: GRAIL's Demise, Curiosity Arrives, and the 2020 Rover Surprise

(Web Page; Mon May 28 13:39:00 CDT 2018)

Join us for the next episode of our weekly hangout series with the Planetary Society. On Thursday, December 13th, at noon PST, we'll feature Emily Lakdawalla and Bruce Betts from the Planetary Society to discuss the new announcment of...

Description: Join us for our weekly hangout and catch up on GRAIL, Curiosity, and the future Mars rover.

23. From the "Just Plain Cool" department: Time-lapse photo of GRAIL's Delta 2 tower rollback

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 18:51:00 CST 2013)

The terrific launch photographer Ben Cooper is at the Cape waiting for GRAIL's Delta 2 rocket to take off, and last night he took this very cool photo: Ben points out "This is the final Delta mission from Complex 17 after nearly six d...

Description: The terrific launch photographer Ben Cooper is at the Cape waiting for GRAIL's Delta 2 rocket to take off, and last night he took this very cool photo.

24. Fly me to the Moon

(Web Page; Mon May 28 13:58:00 CDT 2018)

I've been remiss in not posting this video before. It's an absolutely wonderful view -- two views, actually -- shot from two spaceships just days before they crashed onto the Moon. At an altitude of 10 kilometers, the GRAIL spacecraft we...

Description: Video views shot by two doomed spacecraft take us flying across the Moon.

25. Good news, bad news: GRAIL science underway, Venus Express suffers storm damage

(Web Page; Tue Jan 15 23:57:00 CST 2013)

UPDATE TO THIS UPDATE: Venus Express' star trackers are back online, hooray! Two brief mission updates. First, the good news: NASA announced yesterday that the twin GRAIL spacecraft have begun the science phase of the mission, transmitt...

Description: Two brief mission updates. First, the good news: NASA announced yesterday that the twin GRAIL spacecraft have begun the science phase of the mission, transmitting precisely timed signals to each other in order to map the Moon's gravity field. The bad news: according to ESA, since the recent solar storm passed Venus, both of Venus Express' star trackers are suddenly unable to detect stars.

26. The GRAIL twins meet their rocket

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:27:00 CST 2019)

Description: The twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft are lifted to the top of their launch pad at Space Launch Complex 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 18, 2011.

27. Twin GRAIL spacecraft preparing for launch

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:27:00 CST 2019)

Description: The twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft are attached to the spacecraft adapter ring in their launch configuration in Astrotech Space Operation's payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida, on August 10, 2011.

28. Nifty GRAIL animation

(Web Page; Mon Dec 30 18:44:00 CST 2013)

A pair of lunar spacecraft is launching in two weeks, and NASA had their preview press briefing this morning. Notable from that briefing was this spiffy video. There is something especially cool about a pair of identical spacecraft being...

Description: A pair of lunar spacecraft is launching in two weeks, and NASA had their preview press briefing this morning. Notable from that briefing was this spiffy video.

29. GRAIL twins together on their rocket

(Web Page; Mon Dec 30 17:23:00 CST 2013)

It's the first time I've ever seen anything like this -- two identical spacecraft, side by side on one launch adapter ring: This morning the spacecraft pair, wrapped in plastic, were lifted to the top of their Delta II rocket: ...

Description: It's the first time I've ever seen anything like this -- two identical spacecraft, side by side on one launch adapter ring.

30. Planetary Society Hangout: GRAIL's Demise, Curiosity Arrives (at Yellowknife), and the 2020 Rover Surprise

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 13:39:00 CST 2019)

Description: Emily Lakdawalla and Bruce Betts join Casey Dreier to talk about GRAIL's upcoming "deorbit", the current update on Curiosity, and what's next for the newly-announced 2020 rover mission.

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