Planets and Moons  ID: 10779

Mapping the Moon with WALL-E

Many students have the misconception that NASA only sends astronauts to space, when in reality, NASA has over 60 science missions currently taking place in addition to the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. This module will introduce students to a few of the newest NASA missions. It also features NASA's efforts to Return to the Moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater and Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). During the grade 5-8 module, we will also introduce students to the concepts behind satellite data collection with a hands-on demonstration of the LIDAR instrument on LRO.

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Credits

Chris Smith (HTSI): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Erin McKinley (OSU): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Videographer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Missions:
LCROSS
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2011-065 -- WALL-E 2011

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Education
SVS >> Pixar
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> LCROSS
SVS >> DLN
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons