We're going to the moon by 2024, but did you know that in 2005, Dr. Jim Garvin and his team of scientists led the Hubble Space Telescope to our nearest celestial neighbor for a very important reason?
The Hubble team used the powerful telescope instruments to survey the moon's surface, looking for resources to help future man-made missions exploit these materials to "live from the ground" of the moon.
Hubble lunar research has paved the way for future missions, such as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, helping men and women get to the moon by 2024!
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Credit: Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA
Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
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