NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident.
In February 1967, the President’s Science Advisory Committee (PSAC) urged NASA not to neglect lunar exploration during its planned Apollo Applications Program (AAP). In response to the PSAC’s concerns, NASA Headquarters created an ad hoc lunar mission study group and enlisted aid from its Apollo planning contractor, Washington, DC-based Bellcomm. Bellcomm planners wrote a pair […]