How appropriate is this? Obama wins the Nobel and NASA bombs the moon. Obama wins for doing nothing and accomplishing nothing and NASA accomplishes nothing on the moon. Obama gets $1.4 Million for doing not a damn thing and NASA spent $76 Million for nothing, again. Friday has been a weird day.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA bulldozed two spacecraft into the lunar south pole Friday morning in a search for hidden ice.
Instruments confirm that a large empty rocket hull barreled into the moon at 7:31 a.m. (1231 GMT), followed four minutes later by a probe with cameras taking pictures of the first crash.
But the big live public splash NASA had hoped for didn't quite happen. Screens got fuzz and no immediate pictures of the crash or the 6-mile (10-kilometer) plume of lunar dust that the mission was all about.
NASA officials said their instruments were working, but the planned live photos were missing.
Nearly half an hour after the crash, NASA was promising pictures updated to its Web site. But so far all NASA had was "images on the way in," said NASA spokesman Grey Hautaluoma.
People who got up before dawn to look for the crash at Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory exchanged confused looks.
Telescope demonstrator Jim Mahon called the celestial show "anticlimactic."
"I was hoping we'd see a flash or a flare," Mahon said.
The first and much bigger crash was supposed to hit with the force of 1.5 tons of TNT into crater Cabeus and create a mini-crater about half the size of an Olympic pool. The second crash was to be about only one-third as strong.
The idea is to confirm the theory that water -- a key resource if people are going to go back to the moon -- is hidden below the barren moonscape. [...]
DARN! This was an entire waste of tax payer's money.
The Snooper Report. Join us as we Take Our Country Back.
Sic vis pacem para bellum