We're landing on the moon!

We're landing on the moon!
The twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 17B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second half of the clamshell-shaped Delta payload fairing swings into place around NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft under the scrutiny of a spacecraft technician. (NASA/Jim Grossman via National Journal)

"NASA launched a mission to the moon on Saturday, sending the twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft on a 250,000-mile, three-and-a-half month voyage" National Journal reports. The spacecraft will spend about one-and-a-half months mapping the moon’s surface and  its gravity in the most detail to date.

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