Space observer takes stock of morning moon crashes

Friday, October 9, 2009 | 5:05 p.m. CDT; updated 10:05 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 9, 2009

COLUMBIA — At 6:31 a.m., a piece of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite slammed into the bottom of a crater on the moon’s surface, and Val Germann, president of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association, wasn’t going to miss it.