NASA: "We are in lunar orbit"

06/23/2009 | Space.com

For the first time since 1998, the U.S. has a spacecraft circling the moon. NASA's $504 million Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reached its orbit early Tuesday morning, beginning its year-long mission to map the moon's surface in search of landing sites for future astronauts. Mission managers expect to begin receiving detailed images within a matter of weeks.

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