Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

A NASA mission to map the lunar surface in unprecedented detail and make other observations from orbit. Among its accomplishments, LRO has photographed all of the Apollo landing sites, showing the abandoned lunar modules and the paths the astronauts created during their expeditions. LRO's images may be used to find landing sites for future lunar missions.

Featured Images

Possible origin of the Ocean of Storms
Cracks in the Moon Thursday, December 11, 2014
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter view on lunar north polar regions
Top o' the Moon Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lunar Orbiter view of Aristarchus crater
Bright Crater Thursday, March 28, 2013
2011 image of the Apollo 12 landing site, from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Still Standing Friday, September 9, 2011
Lunokhod image of its tracks on the lunar surface
Found It! Monday, November 15, 2010
Scars of Apollo Monday, March 29, 2010
Still Standing Tuesday, July 21, 2009
First Glimpse Monday, July 6, 2009
Settling In Monday, June 22, 2009
Back to the Moon Monday, June 15, 2009

Radio Programs

More Moon and Jupiter Wrapping a spacecraft in plastic Friday, October 25, 2013
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter A first step on the road to the Moon Wednesday, April 22, 2009


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