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SEE FLIER: LCROSS Impact Night @ NASA Ames Research Center -- Printable Flier

NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, CA) will be hosting an all-night event (October 8 & 9) featuring a real-time moment in space exploration as the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacts the moon to search for water ice and vapor. This is an opportunity to witness space exploration first hand. See Frequently Asked Questions

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Where: NASA Ames Research Center,
Moffett Field, CA
  Exit Hwy. 101 at Moffett Blvd (NASA Parkway)
When: Thursday October 8th 7:00pm through
Friday, October 9th 6:00am

Presentations: 7 - 9:00pm Thursday
• S. Pete Worden, NASA Ames Center Director
• Victoria P. Friedensen, Advanced Capabilities,   Exploration Systems Mission Directorate,   NASA
• Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 Astronaut

Outdoor Movies

9:30 pm Thursday - 2:45am Friday
Three Major Motion Pictures Shown:

  • Fly Me to the Moon - Three young houseflies stow
        away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon. G
  • The Dish -- Story of the 1969 moon landing from
        the standpoint of a small Australian town. PG-13
  • October Sky - Not wanting to be a miner, a young
         West Virginian builds rockets with his friends and
         later becomes a NASA scientist. PG
  • Musical Performance

    2:45 - 3:15am
    Kenji Williams

    Lunar Impact: Live Video Coverage Friday, 3:20-6:00 am Lunar Impact Coverage:
    Expert NASA Commentary
    Concessions Available • Dinner Fare: Marios Pizza/Pasta/salads
    • Jamba Juice: snacks/beverages
    • Red Rock Café: Coffee -- 3am to end
    NASA Ames Site Map (click on map for full size)
    small map of Ames grounds to be used for the LCROSS Impact Night

    FREE ADMISSION: The reserved premier seeting area (zone 1) and tent area is now full. General seating in zone 2 is available on a first-come-first- serve basis; come at least 30 minutes early and bring your own chairs and blankets.

    To learn more about LCROSS at: www.nasa.gov/lcross


    To facilitate our planning for this event, please complete the following information. Please note, completion
    of this information does not guarantee admittance into the event.

    I plan to attend the evening talks from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    I plan to attend the Impact coverage from 3:20 a.m.-6:00 a.m.

    Please provide your email address if you would like updates on the event schedule.
    Your email information will not be shared with anyone and will be deleted from our system after the event:


    Editor: Brian Day
    NASA Official: Daniel Andrews
    Last Updated: October 2009