GRAIL Getting Ready

GRAIL Getting Ready

NASA’s next lunar mission, GRAIL, is getting ready to launch.

The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) twin spacecraft are scheduled for launch on September 8 aboard a Delta II from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.

The two spacecraft will orbit the Moon to study its interior structure and map the Moon’s gravity field. NASA will hold a prelaunch press conference on September 6 at 1:00 pm EDT that will be carried live on NASA TV.

Launch is scheduled for September 8 at 8:37 am EDT. A second launch window is at 9:16 am EDT. Other launch times are possible through October 19 if necessary.

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