Is Marshall Raiding Ames Again?

Marshall set to blow a hole in the moon, Huntsville Times

"Marshall is developing two lunar missions that will be launched on the same rocket in October 2008 as part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter program. The orbiter will take high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface, and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite will be crashed into the moon to create a plume of lunar material. "We want to see what comes out, and hopefully there will be water" in the crater and surrounding debris, said Tony Lavoie, manager of the Marshall Lunar Precursor and Robotics Program.

Editor's note: Wait a minute, Tony. The last time I checked, LCROSS was being developed at ARC - or has MSFC taken this project away from ARC as well?

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