PIA12086: Loading Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in the Thermal Vacuum Chamber
 Mission:  Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
 Spacecraft:  Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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 Produced By:  JPL
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Loading the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into the thermal vacuum chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is the first mission in NASA's Vision for Space Exploration program, a plan to return to the moon and then to travel to Mars and beyond. The mission will gather crucial data on the lunar environment that will help astronauts prepare for long-duration lunar expeditions.

More information about NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission can be found at http://www.nasa.gov/lro.

JPL designed, built and manages the Diviner instrument for NASA's Exploration Science Mission Directorate, Washington. UCLA is home institution of Diviner's principal investigator, David Paige. NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland manages the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. It is a NASA mission with international participation from the Institute for Space Research in Moscow.

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