Last Video Footage From Grail
– “For You To Enjoy And Share With Friends”-
Three days prior to its planned impact on a lunar mountain, mission controllers activated the camera aboard one of NASA’s GRAIL twins to take some final photos from lunar orbit.
On December 17th 2012 the two Grail spacecraft called Ebb and Flow crashed into the lunar surface at over 3,700 miles an hour.
This ended the year long mission of NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) mission. The twin spacecraft spent most of this time orbiting the Moon’s surface at a very low altitude of about 31 miles, sweeping in tandem above the dusty terrain never more than 140 miles apart from each other.