Until next month, but consolation's had:
An Atlas 5 will streak into the sky
This time tomorrow, leave from the launch pad
With two unmanned craft, destination Moon!
The L-R-O will write the Baedeker,
While LCROSS seeks for water and, real soon,
Will land upon the Lunar South Pole, her
Objective to seek out some water ice
That we've long thought a crater there might hold,
Safe from the sun and enough to suffice
For starting a manned base there in the cold
And hostile, airless world that's Luna. I'll
Watch with eagerness, a Lunaphile!