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On Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida smoke fills the pad lifts off.

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On Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, smoke fills the pad as the Atlas V/Centaur carrying NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, lifts off. LRO and LCROSS are the first missions in NASA's plan to return humans to the moon and begin establishing a lunar outpost by 2020. The LRO also includes seven instruments that will help NASA characterize the moon's surface: DIVINER, LAMP, LEND, LOLA , CRATER, Mini-RF and LROC. Launch was on-time at 5:32 p.m. EDT. Photo credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph, Tony Gray

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  • Title: On Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida smoke fills the pad lifts off.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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