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These maps of Earth's moon highlight the region where the twin spacecraft of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will impact on Dec. 17, marking the end of its successful endeavor to map the moon's gravity. The two washing-machine-sized spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, will impact at an unnamed mountain near the moon's North Pole. (Source: NASA.Gov)

NASA Probes Prepare For Mission-Ending Moon Impact

Ebb and Flow chased each other around the moon for nearly a year, peering into the interior. With dwindling fuel supplies, the twin NASA spacecraft are ready for a dramatic finish.

CBS4–12/17/2012

(Source: NASA) A Delta rocket launched the two Grail moon robe into space Saturday morning

Twin Space Probes Launched Saturday, Headed To The Moon

It’s not on the scale of the now-ended Space shuttle program, but NASA hosted another launch Saturday morning at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. A pair of spacecraft rocketed toward the moon aboard a small Delta rocket, on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity.

CBS4–09/10/2011

(NASA TV) An unmanned Delta II rocket will launch twin spacecraft to study the moon's gravity.

2nd Delay For NASA’s Launch Of Twin Moon Spacecraft

It’s another delay for NASA’s latest moonshot. That’s because a pair of spacecraft intended to orbit the moon and measure its gravity will not lift off until Saturday.

CBS4–09/09/2011

(NASA TV) An unmanned Delta II rocket will launch twin spacecraft to study the moon's gravity.

Wind Delays NASA Launch Of Twin Moon Spacecraft

There’s been a delay in NASA’s quest to return to the moon. High wind is keeping NASA’s newest moon probes on Earth longer than expected.

CBS4–09/08/2011

(NASA TV) An unmanned Delta II rocket will launch twin spacecraft to study the moon's gravity.

Storms May Stall Launch Of Twin Spacecraft To Moon

There may be a delay in NASA’s quest to return to the moon.

CBS4–09/07/2011