Inside the lab, engineers prepare to perform an analysis test on LOLA.
Launched on June 18, 2009, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, carrying LOLA, is the first mission to the moon in more than 10 years.
As the inaugural spacecraft of the United States' "Vision for Space Exploration," the LRO will collect information that will be used in the next generation of NASA's space discoveries.
December 28, 2010 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: NASA/GSFC
| Caption by: James Martin
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