Btw, the SF and futurist writers/directors sometimes have nice thoughts loooong before some event/invention/etc occurs . For example Moon Breaking scene in “The Time Machine 2002″ (thanks Igor M. for the link )
The mission team announced Wednesday that Cabeus A will be the target crater for the LCROSS dual impacts scheduled for 7:30 a.m. EDT on Oct. 9, 2009. [Take the binoculars off the shelf and quick-quick to watch the “fireworks” ] The crater was selected after an extensive review as the optimal location for LCROSS’ evaluation of whether water ice exists at the lunar south pole.
LCROSS will search for water ice by sending its spent upper-stage Centaur rocket to impact the permanently shadowed polar crater. The satellite will fly into the plume of dust left by the impact and measure the properties before also colliding with the lunar surface. The LCROSS team selected Cabeus A based on a set of conditions that include proper debris plume illumination for visibility from Earth, a high concentration of hydrogen, and mature crater features such as a flat floor, gentle slopes and the absence of large boulders – [I hope the f**kers destroy the natural Earth satelite and affect the gravitaional fields ]
During a media briefing Sept. 11, Daniel Andrews, LCROSS project manager at Ames, provided a mission status update indicating the spacecraft is healthy and has enough fuel to successfully accomplish all mission objectives.
For almost 50 years, the Centaur high-energy upper stage rocket has been the behind-the-scenes workhorse of NASA’s exploration of space. Teamed with the Atlas and Titan booster rockets, Centaurs have sent probes to the each of our solar systems planets and beyond. Now, Centaur gets its “15 minutes” of fame. […and self-destruction >: P]
Go Centaur! [F**k up the system PLEASE! - Santa, please here me ]
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