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published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This site describes the one Apollo experiment still functioning--the corner mirrors that Apollo astronauts placed on the moon to reflect laser pulses from Earth back to Earth. Monitoring these pulses makes the precise measurement of the distance to the Moon possible.
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= The Moon
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2004 NASA
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Keywords: Apollo, Buzz Aldrin, Laser ranging, Neil Armstrong, Reflection, corner mirror, distance to the moon, first man on the moon
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 5, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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December 6, 2006
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AIP Format
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2004), WWW Document, (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/21jul_llr/).
AJP/PRST-PER
What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon, (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2004), <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/21jul_llr/>.
APA Format
What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon. (2006, December 6). Retrieved November 21, 2014, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/21jul_llr/
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, December 6, 2006. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/21jul_llr/ (accessed 21 November 2014).
MLA Format
What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. 6 Dec. 2006. 21 Nov. 2014 <http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/21jul_llr/>.
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