Photos: GRAIL blasts off on journey to the moon

A Delta 2-Heavy rocket blasted off at 9:08 a.m. EDT Saturday with two scientific satellites bound for the moon. NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission will measure the moon's gravity field and probe the lunar interior.

These photos were taken from Press Site 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photos: Mike Brown/Spaceflight Now


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