LCROSS Program Manager Available for Interviews During
Impact Viewing Event at Denver Museum of Nature &
WHAT: Experts from the United Launch Alliance and
the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be available to
answer questions about the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing
Satellite (LCROSS) mission as it happens live Friday morning.
WHEN: Friday, October 9
4:00 a.m. to 7 a.m., LCROSS impact is at 5:31 a.m.
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature &
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
WHO: Join special guests from the United Launch
Alliance, space scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature &
Science, as well as several Museum staffers and volunteers, for an
exciting morning as we watch the LCROSS spacecraft impact the South
Pole of the Moon at several thousand miles an hour.
For more about the mission, visit: http://lcross.arc.nasa.gov/mission.htm.
Experts available for interviews on Friday morning
Mr. Vernon Thorp, NASA Program Manager, United Launch
Thorpe worked on the LCROSS mission firsthand, leading the team
that determined how to integrate the LCROSS spacecraft onto the
United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that carried the spacecraft
to the moon.
Dr. Steve Lee, Curator of Planetary Science, Denver Museum of
Nature & Science
Dr. David Grinspoon, Curator of Astrobiology, Denver Museum of
Nature & Science
Dr. Lee and Dr. Grinspoon will be available to speak about the
science behind the LCROSS mission, its search for evidence of water
on the moon, and how the LCROSS mission could impact future space
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
check www.dmns.org, or
Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made
possible in part by generous funding from the citizens of the
seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural