No sooner do I make a post about my personal experience with the Apollo Moon program than NASA releases images just received from a new spacecraft. The Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter, or LRO, is a new high-resolution satellite that is mapping the Moon at the best level resolution yet. Interesting to me… the best, most detailed of the new pictures depicts the Apollo 14 landing site… "my mission!" How's about that!
"NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, was able to image five of the six Apollo sites, with the remaining Apollo 12 site expected to be photographed in the coming weeks." — NASA News Release, July 17, 2009.
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