Get ready for the LCROSS lunar impact this Friday


Be sure to set your alarm clock for around 6am this Friday, for at 6:15am NASA will, in the immortal words of Matt Drudge, “bomb the moon.” No, we’re not talking about some dumb Hollywood (redundancy alert!) scenario, but the most exciting part of the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) program: the lunar impact.

NASA will webcast the event on its Web site, so you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas to see the action.

I think it’s fairly obvious that my knowledge of NASA-related news is somewhat limited, but I can appreciate a good lunar impact with the rest of ’em.