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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 rolled to launch pad

The Atlas 5 rocket was transported from the Vertical Integration Facility to the pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 on June 17 for launch of NASA's robotic expedition to the Moon using two satellites to map and probe the lunar surface in unprecedented detail.

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA












Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA
 

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