Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Apollo Landing Sites

Visit this site to see pictures taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) of the Apollo landing sites.  The lunar lander descent stages can be made out, but they are very tiny in the current images.  The site says that future images of the landing sites will have a higher resolution, because the LRO had not yet attained its final orbital altitude.

With talk of Helium-3 and valuable mineral deposits on the Moon, a revived/reinvented/altogether new space race is just on the horizon.

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.