Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holy Grail!!!

NASA is planning an interesting mission that's lifting off in a week or so, called GRAIL which stands for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory.

More details (very technical) can be found in the presentation: GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory), on the NASA Portal, and on the GRAIL mission site.

The fun part for me is that I was lucky enough to be picked for a NASA Tweetup for the mission launch and for some additional PR activities.

An interesting and fun part of the mission is a public and educational outreach from NASA, called the MoonKAM, which will allow students request pictures of specific spots on the Moon for further discussion in the classroom. Very cool!

I will be twitting and blogging next week about the Tweetup and all the related activities if everything goes well and as planned. More to come...