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  Lunar Librarian Newsletter

June-July 2009
LRO News: Launch a success and LRO begins to provide the first Moon images. LRO sees the Apollo landing sites.. and more!

May 2009
LRO News: LRO's day in space is rapidly approaching. There is so much going on down at Cape Canaveral and here at NASA Goddard. Scientists and engineers are running through simulations, and practicing what will happen on the day of launch.

April 2009
LRO News: We have confirmed that all of the instruments are still performing well, and we have checked their alignments. Experiment : "Investigating Ice Worlds"

Feb-March 2009
LRO News: The Orbiter is on its way to Florida! NASA News: Checking Out the Sun with the Solar Dynamics Observatory

January 2009
LRO News We moved the Orbiter out of the vacuum chamber and back to the clean room. Feature : "To Protect and Enable Living Things on the Moon"

December 2008
LRO News: LRO, has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing . NASA News: 40th Anniversary of Apollo 8. Monthly Activity : "Seeing the Invisible"

November 2008
LRO News: Thermal Vacuum Testing. NASA News: "Mars Phoenix Lander Mission on the Red Planet has Come to an End." Activity : "Sweat it Out"

October 2008
LRO News: The Orbiter is finally ready for the last of the environmental tests - thermal vacuum. Group photo of LRO team. Librarians go on 'field trip' to KSC. Activity: "How do you tell time in space?"

September 2008
LRO News: From August 21 to August 25, the LRO team rehearsed the first five days of the mission. Feature: "The relative sizes of the sun and stars"

July/August 2008
LRO News: The Orbiter completed its mechanical environments testing. After measuring the mass properties of the spacecraft, we completed 3 axes of sine vibration, acoustics testing, and shock testing.

June 2008
LRO News: The LRO team has been busy finishing all the details. We are checking out every heater and temperature sensor connection, shielding cables, tying harnesses down for flight, and installing blankets.

April-May 2008
LRO News: In April, two instruments, LEND and LOLA, were installed on the Orbiter. The blanket team has been working hard.

March 2008
Wondering what it takes to put an orbiter together? Watch the LRO being assembled.

February 2008
LRO News: LRO's assembly in the 'White House'

January 2008
Happy new year from LRO! LRO News: LRO's modular spacecraft design is really paying off.

December 2007
Happy holidays from LRO! In the librarian news : Exploring the Moon at the Malvern Public Library

November 2007
LRO News: The LEND instrument engineering unit is in the Flatsab lab undergoing interface testing. The LRO PSE completed its vibration testing this week.

October 2007
LRO News: The propusion module completed its proof pressure testing and sharing the "Big Top" clean tent with the Solar Dynamic Observatory module.

September 2007
LRO News: The Instrument Module was put through several tests in August. These tests simulating launch level vibrations in order to prove that the equipment can withstand the launch.

July 2007
The Phoenix rises from the ashes... Off to Mars we go!! This mission will be different than previous missions to Mars. Unlike previous landers, the Phoenix will not rove over the Martian surface, but crawl.

June 2007
Find out "Who Owns the Moon?", and recent Science news and information about the MESSENGER mission.

May 2007
We have an article on the Explore! To the Moon and Beyond! website, "Return to the Moon: The Journey Begins Now" movie trailer, the Queen's visit, and the activity of the month: Creating a Scale Model of the Earth-Moon System.

March & April 2007
The articles in this issue are LRO Assembly Progress, LRO EPO Welcomes Arizona Librarians, First 3-D Images of the Sun, Links of the Month, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Solar System Distance Activity"

Feb 2007
The articles in this issue are LRO Updated Webpage and New Animations, New Group of LRO Librarians, STEREO ? A new look at the Sun from two different points of view, Links of the Month, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Globe At Night".

Jan 2007
The articles in this issue are LRO Passes Critical Design Review, Twenty Full Moons, Moon, Mars, and Beyond, GSFC Speakers' Bureau, Links of the Month, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Building a Lunar Base."

Nov 2006
The articles in this issue are Meteorite impacting the Moon, Concept Studies for Possible future Discovery Program Missions, Should Pluto be a planet?, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Solar System Scale Activity"

Oct 2006
The articles in this issue are Mission Impact: The LCROSS Mission to the Moon, Goddard Scientist Wins Nobel Prize for Physics, NASA Goes Extreme, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Cookin' Up a Comet".

Sept 2006
The articles in this issue are MOLA, MLA, and LOLA: Three Generations of Laser Altimeters, Discovery and New Frontiers Programs, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Ping-pong Altimetry Activity".

July 2006
The articles in this issue are meeting one of LRO's aerospace engineers, Mark Beckman, Science on a Sphere, How to request an astronaut speaker, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "Ice in the Shadows".

June 2006
The articles in this issue are about LRO, the Ozone Garden at GSFC, Science News at NASA, and librarian news. This month's activity is "How far is the Moon?"

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