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What Armstrong Saw

LROC simulation of what Neil Armstrong Saw as he landed the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle.

Published on 19 Jul 2019

Apollo 11 Footsteps

Relive the Apollo 11 surface traverse with the new upgrade to the LROC Featured Sites [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

Published on 29 Mar 2019


Reminder, the spectacular LROC Northern Polar Mosaic (LNPM) is available through three interfaces.

Published on 04 Apr 2014

Ranger and More!

Ranger and Apollo SIV-B impact crater images added to the LROC Featured Sites page!

Published on 07 Nov 2013

New NAC Topography Released

New LROC Narrow Angle Camera topographic maps added to the online archive.

Published on 06 Aug 2013

Apollo Command Module Ephemeris

Recovered Apollo 15, 16, 17 Command Module ephemeris is now posted on the Apollo Scan Project webpage.

Published on 01 Apr 2013

Lunaserv - Try It Out!

If you have been using the LROC Quickmap interface and wondering if you can have similar capabilities on your desktop, you can! Use our new WMS compliant service made possible...

Published on 21 Mar 2013

Quickmap - Only Better

Try out the LROC browse interface called Quickmap. A few improvements have been made since its release, and more are coming. Start at reduced WAC resolution and end up on the...

Published on 03 Dec 2012

Lunar Landscapes

Beginning 2 November 2012, you can visit the Moon through Lunar Landscapes, an exciting new exhibit featuring the most current images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter...

Published on 18 Oct 2012

Neil A. Armstrong, 1930-2012

Look at the Moon, think of Neil Armstrong, imagine all that we as Americans can accomplish.

Published on 26 Aug 2012

New "Featured Sites" on the LROC Webpage

  Test drive the new "Featured Sites" on the LROC Webpage, first out  - Apollo Landing sites.

Published on 18 Jul 2012

LROC NAC Topography - Second Release

The LROC Team released 57 new high resolution digital terrain models (DTM) on 15 January 2012.

Published on 05 Feb 2012

LROC WAC Global Topography

The WAC global Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is available on the LROC RDR webpage!

Published on 07 Dec 2011

Quickmap - Try it out!

Try out the new LROC browse interface - Quickmap. Its a lot of fun! Start at reduced WAC resolution and end up on the surface at full NAC resolution.

Published on 30 Apr 2011

LROC K-12 Art Program

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) announces The Moon and Me K-12 Art Challenge! American students have the chance to submit artwork that answers the question: What...

Published on 28 Mar 2011

LROC 5th PDS Release

The 5th LROC Planetary Data System (PDS) release includes images acquired between 16 September 2010 and 15 December 2010. This release includes 69,505 EDR images totaling 8498...

Published on 15 Mar 2011

LROC 4th PDS Release

The LROC Team has released its 4th EDR and CDR dataset (14 December 2010).

Published on 14 Dec 2010

Reprocessed LROC Images Released

On 20 October 2010, reprocessed data products for the first volumes (LROLRC_0001) of the LRO-L-LROC-2-EDR-V1.0 and LRO-L-LROC-3-CDR-V1.0 datasets were made available on the...

Published on 20 Oct 2010

Two Major Milestones

The LROC Team delivers third archive volume to the PDS, more than 68,000 new images are now available!

Published on 16 Sep 2010

LROC Featured Image -- Summer Vacation

The LROC Featured Image is on vacation this week - please check back the week of August 23rd.

Published on 17 Aug 2010