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Atlas 5 rocket launches on lunar mission

The Atlas 5 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral carrying a robotic scout to reconnoiter the Moon like never before and a sleuth that will dig into a tantalizing mystery at the lunar south pole. Liftoff occurred June 18 at 5:32 p.m. EDT from Complex 41.

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA; Special camera housing: Dave Welch

Photo credit: Pat Corkery/ULA