We Have Separation

GRAIL spacecraft separation
Stills from a sometimes-shaky live video feed, showing successful separation of the twin GRAIL spacecraft from the booster rocket as they begin their journey to the moon. Credit: NASA

These are still shots from this morning’s live video feed, showing successful separation of the twin GRAIL spacecraft from the upper stage of their rocket. In the top frame, one of the twin orbiters can be seen prior to separation. The bottom frames, while grainy, are still a lovely view of the home world before the two robotic ships begin their multi-month trek to the moon. See the complete video. Learn more about the GRAIL mission.

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