Gallery: Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch Fo...

 

T-minus ten minutes and counting! NASA is scheduled to launch its newest mission, The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL this morning at 8:37 9:16AM EDT. Two twin spacecrafts will be launched into orbit to get up close and personal with an old friend we still have much to learn about: the moon. GRAIL A and GRAIL B are nearly identical crafts about the size of a washing machine and we’re excited about the fact that unlike many past spacecrafts, they’ll be equipped with solar arrays to power their mission with the rays of the sun. Watch the launch after the jump!

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