Today NASA will try to launch a mission to the moon.
The folks in the Bush II regime gave this notion a nudge in the face of some resistance.
This seems like the Iraq of the space program, an appendage that will cost more than the benefits it can deliver.
Nevertheless, I hope it gleans some information we can use to rescue the human species from the Sun and/or from ourselves, whichever comes first.
UPDATE: The LRO was launched into orbit.