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NASA Crash lands on the moon for scientific reasons Answered

NASA crash landed a space craft named "SMART-1" into a crater in the southern parts of the moon where the sun never shines to "kick up the dust" and analyze it with a following craft called "Centaur" for water and mineral compounds. I watched it live here www.nasa.gov/55644main_NASATV_Windows.asx which I have got to say was pretty cool, but you can watch the last bits of it here www.youtube.com/watch. Watch the guy try hi-five his mate.

Whole story here www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/watchtheskies/30aug_smart1.html, it's pretty amazing.

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aeromancy
aeromancy

10 years ago

It would be a great step toward future moon missions (maybe even permanent residence) if they find water on the moon.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

That'd be great and all but personally I'd prefer if they spent it down here on things like poverty and solar cookers and chicken pies.

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aeromancy
aeromancy

Reply 10 years ago

I agree. From a scientific standpoint, it seems like a good idea, but financially, thats another story. It would be nice if they could spend that money down here. Especially on those chicken pies.