LCROSS in the Vacuum Chamber August 14, 2008Posted by jtintle in Satellite, Space Fotos.
Tags: Lunar, Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite(LCROSS), Michael Milstein, Moon, NASA, NASA Ames Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Popular Mechanics, Vacuum
NASA, Northrop Grumman, Ames Research Center (ARC)
Northrop Grumman engineers in Redondo Beach, Calif., lower the LCROSS spacecraft into a vacuum chamber that simulates conditions in space. It will be destroyed while seeking water ice on the moon.
Well I pulled this image from a Popular Mechanics story by Michael Milstein, in the September issue, that was tweeted about by LCROSS on twitter. LCROSS stands for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.