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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 16, 2009

National Space Society Congratulates NASA for Successful LCROSS Mission

On November 13, 2009, NASA announced that preliminary data from the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, indicates that the mission successfully uncovered water during the October 9, 2009 impacts into the permanently shadowed region of Cabeus crater near the Moon's south pole.

According to Mark Hopkins, Senior Vice President of the National Space Society, "The discovery of water on the Moon dramatically improves the case for the development of lunar resources. All of the varied proposals to use these resources to provide very large amounts of carbon free energy for use on the Earth are suddenly more cost effective. In the long run, lunar resources may provide the solution to our energy and climate change problems."

Added Rick Zucker, NSS Vice President of Public Affairs, "NSS applauds NASA's continuing efforts to unlock the secrets of the universe, to expand the boundaries of human knowledge, and to apply that which we learn for the betterment of humanity."

 

Media contact:
Brett Silcox
Phone:  (202) 429-1600
E-mail:  nsshq@nss.org

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The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.  Founded in 1974, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space.  NSS counts thousands of members and more than 50 chapters in the United States and around the world.  The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.  For more information about NSS, visit www.nss.org.


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