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Lunar Smackdown! Special LCROSS Impact Coverage

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Air Date: 10/12/2009
Run Time: 0:28:52

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  • Bruce Betts, Director of Science and Technology, The Planetary Society
  • Mat Kaplan, Planetary Radio Host and Producer
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society

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There was no plume of lunar regolith and no confirmation of water, but the Lunar CRater ObServing Satellite or LCROSS mission smacked into the Moon as planned early Friday morning, October 9. We have special coverage from Mat, Emily and Bruce including the moment of impact, an excerpt from the post-impact press conference, and how it all went down for a group of kids who played an important role in the spacecraft's success. Bill Nye has a commentary on the mission, and What's Up features one last LCROSS-related space trivia contest.

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