The Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment

@article{Bender1973TheLL,
  title={The Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment},
  author={Peter L. Bender and Douglas G. Currie and Sherman K. Poultney and Carroll O. Alley and Robert H. Dicke and David Todd Wilkinson and Donald H. Eckhardt and James E. Faller and William M. Kaula and John-derral Mulholland and Henry H. Plotkin and Eric C. Silverberg and J. G. Williams},
  journal={Science},
  year={1973},
  volume={182},
  pages={229 - 238}
}
The lunar ranging measurements now being made at the McDonald Observatory have an accuracy of 1 nsec in round-trip travel time. This corresponds to 15 cm in the one-way distance. The use of lasers with pulse-lengths of less than 1 nsec is expected to give an accuracy of 2 to 3 cm in the next few years. A new station is under construction in Hawaii, and additional stations in other countries are either in operation or under development. It is hoped that these stations will form the basis for a… 
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