Thursday, April 13, 2006

I Don't Know About You, But I've Always Wanted to Crash a 73 Million Dollar, 2-Ton Probe

NASA announced plans to crash the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into the moon, twice, in 2008. The primary mission of the $73 million, 2-ton probe, shown in this illustration, will be to search for water that could be used for manned missions.

Credit: NASA/John Frassanito and Associates


Collin said...

What a waste of money. I'm all for space exploration, but this is just silly. Before we start polluting the moon, we need to clean up the mess we have on Earth. When the ozone layer completely dissolves, water on the moon ain't gonna help us one damn bit.

Man...I'm bitchy today...

Nick said...

I guess the astronauts got tired of drinking filtered urine.... I'm willing to donate a couple of cases of Perrier.