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Fraser
2011-Aug-19, 03:40 AM
With blastoff just 2 ½ weeks away, NASA’s GRAIL lunar twins completed a major milestone towards launch today (Aug. 18) when they were mated to the top of the Delta II Heavy rocket that will boost them to the moon. Launch is slated for Sept. 8 at 8:37 a.m. EDT. This morning the tightly wrapped [...]

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Jerry
2011-Aug-20, 04:30 AM
Nice.

This is the second launch with a calendar month where the study of gravitational fields is a primary goal of the mission.

Here's to Juno and Grail!