Kaguya to the Moon on Sept 13/14

Kaguya to the Moon on Sept 13/14

Kaguya to the Moon on Sept 13/14

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Sept. 13 2007 11:45 AM

Kaguya to the Moon on Sept 13/14

The Japanese lunar probe Kaguya (nee SELENE) is scheduled to launch on September 14 at 01:31 Universal (Greenwich) time -- 21:01 Eastern US time on Thursday September 13, which is tonight! Kaguya is a cool mission designed to look at the origin of the Moon (still somewhat of a mystery) and look into ways we can use the Moon in the future.

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Via Emily also comes news that Cherilynn Morrow will be live blogging the launch, too. I've worked with Cheri in the past and she is a delight, so the blog will be fun! The Planetary Society has more info as well.

I cannot help but note that, as far as the US is concerned, they have chosen an especially auspicious date for launch.