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Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-020)
Payload: LRO/LCROSS
Date: June 18, 2009
Times: 5:12, 5:22 and 5:32 p.m. EDT
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission

As seen from the Kennedy Space Center press site, weather initially delayed the Atlas 5 rocket launch by 20 minutes. But the conditions improved and liftoff occurred at 5:32 p.m. EDT carrying NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the LCROSS mission.

Photo credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News








Photo credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News
 

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