Space

NASA Slams Spacecraft Into Moon

You'd do it, too, if you had a few billion to burn

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NASA engineers rarely clap and cheer when their spacecraft crash. That wasn't the case today.

Nearly one year after beginning to orbit the moon and helping scientists learn more about the internal structure andcomposition of the moon, NASA's twin spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, crashed into the Moon late Monday afternoon—just as planned.

The impact marked an end to a NASA-driven mission to not only give scientists more information about how the moon was formed, but also to send back more than 100,000 images for U.S. middle school students to study in class.