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Video Short: Going Lunar for Less

In this video extra, see how LCROSS, with ingenuity and spare parts, is exploring a big question on a small budget.
Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW
By Melissa Salpietra

How do you put together an entire lunar mission on a tight time, weight, and funding budget? One way is to use spare parts and off-the-shelf supplies, and to incorporate space junk as a valuable scientific tool. In this video extra, see how the LCROSS team plans to do just this on its mission to search for water on the moon.

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