The First Video of the Far Side of the Moon

NASA's GRAIL mission just released the first video footage of the far side of the Moon from its Ebb spacecraft, taken on January 19. GRAIL, or Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, consists of two lunar spacecraft which were named Ebb and Flow by a classroom of fourth graders in Bozeman, Montana, after a nationwide contest. Both modules have a MoonKAM (short for "Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students"), which will let students study images of the Moon. 

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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