NASA to Stream Moon Crash

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NASA has announced that this weekend web-based fans of all things high-tech and in space will be able to watch its latest science project smash into the moon at breakneck pace live online.

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Basically, NASA’s latest probes will reach the moon at around 1230 tomorrow, so if you’re at all interested in the science and human achievement side of things then you should most definitely take a look at the NASA homepage and stream the whole thing. Still though, you don’t need to be a physicist to appreciate the beauty of what NASA has in play up there, the technical details make it something that even those not particularly interested in space to look forward.

The Associated Press reports that the ships themselves will hit the moon at around the 5,600 mph mark, which means that for anyone who’s ever wanted to see something strike the moon at a little over seven times the speed of sound then this is probably the best two chances you’ll have for a very long time indeed.

We know a lot of the folks on the @Komplettie twitter have been anxiously following all of NASA’s web-based projects, so this one goes out to all of you who’ve been enjoying the multi-media side of human space exploration.

It’s nice to see this kind of viewing open to everyone, though we’re sure they’re likely to encounter some kind of streaming issues with the sheer volume of users they’re set to attract. Still, since we’re not in the US, where it’ll take place at four in the morning (depending on locale), it’s a lot easier to stream some moon-striking during a Friday lunchtime.

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