NASA sends the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with lasers

+NASA is no stranger to shooting lasers at spacecraft orbiting the moon (seriously), but it’s now moving beyond “basic” tasks like tracking their location. The space agency announced yesterday that it has successfully demonstrated one-way laser communication with a satellite orbiting the moon for the first time. For that milestone, NASA chose to send an image of the Mona Lisa, which was transmitted to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in a series of laser pulses beamed from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.”

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