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Planetary RadioOctober 12, 2009

Lunar Smackdown! Special LCROSS Impact Coverage

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan
Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society

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Emily Lakdawalla

Solar System Specialist, The Planetary Society

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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