Examining the Impact of the Space Race is an excellent NBC News special from correspondent Tom Brokaw that chronicles the space race that took place during the 1950s, 60s and 70s between the United States and the Soviet Union. Eventually both nations joined forces in the Apollo-Soyez mission, which effectively ended the space race and ushered in a new era of collaboration between the two countries.

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  • Observations of the lunar impact plume from the LCROSS event

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    McMath‐Pierce telescope observed sodium (Na) emission from LCROSS impact on October 9, 2009.When the Lunar Crater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impacted Cabeus crater on October 9th, it pitched up frozen water along with some sodium, astronomers reported today.

    According to the LCROSS team, the impact event pitched up about 660 pounds of water frozen on the bottom of the crater. NLSI researcher R. M. Killen at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center reported that the plume also contained about 3.3 pounds of sodium chloride.

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