The Lunar Prospector with solar panels attached
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Another Giant Leap for Mankind...
News story originally written on January 7, 1998
The Lunar Prospector is on its way to the Moon. The Lunar Prospector was launched aboard a rocket yesterday. The Prospector was released from the rocket once the Prospector and the rocket got into space.
The Prospector will take four and a half days to reach the Moon. Once it gets there, it is going to make a complete map of the Moon. (We'll need a good map, in case we ever decide to set up a colony there!)
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