SCIENCE MAGAZINE HONORS KEPLER SPACE TELSCOPE AND LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER

Nov. 20 – NASA’s revolutionary planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has been honored by Popular Science Magazine and Popular Mechanics Magazine. “The Kepler Space Telescope is a stunning new tool that has a very targeted mission: studying planetary systems,” the Popular Mechanics magazine editors wrote in recognizing Kepler. Popular Science also honored NASA’s new moon mapping mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. “The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched in June, will use seven instruments to deliver the most detailed picture of the moon yet,” Popular Science magazine editors wrote. For information about the Popular Mechanics awards, visit:http://popularmechanics.com/breakthrough09

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