Pair of NASA spacecraft crash into moon

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fox: Two NASA spacecrafts fell out of orbit around the moon and crashed into the surface.

Engineers commanded the twin spacecraft, Ebb and Flow, to fire their engines and burn their remaining fuel. Ebb plunged first, slamming into a mountain near the moon's north pole. Its twin, Flow, followed about a half minute later and aimed for the same target.

By design, the final resting place was far away from the Apollo landing sites and other historical spots on the moon.

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