Press Release

NASA Briefs Media on New Images of Apollo Lunar Landing Sites

By SpaceRef Editor
July 16, 2009
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GREENBELT, Md. — NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has sent back its first images of Apollo lunar landing sites. The agency will release the images Friday, July 17, at noon and hold a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT to discuss the photos and future plans for the LRO mission.

Participating in the teleconference are:

Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington Richard Vondrak, project scientist, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Mark Robinson, principal investigator, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, Arizona State University

To participate in the teleconference, reporters should contact Grey Hautaluoma at 202-358-0668 or Andy Freeberg at 301-286-0746, by noon Friday.

To listen to the event online, visit:

For more information about LRO, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.