Watch NASA Crash Two Orbiters Into the Moon

” It wasn’t quite the jubilation we saw this summer when NASA landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars, but scientists behind the GRAIL mission congratulated each other on a job well done this afternoon after the two orbiters successfully smashed into the moon. Afterward, project head Maria Zuber said NASA plans to name the impact site after the late Sally Ride. Her sister, Karen “Bear” Ride, said now “there’s a little corner of the moon that’s named for Sally. As for GRAIL, Zuber says the orbiters Ebb and Flow “have removed the viel from the moon,” and their data will inform research into the history of our natural satellite for years to come. “