Nasa has successfully bulldozed two spacecraft into the moon's south pole in a search for hidden ice, but without the promised live photos, according to media reports.

At 7:31 EDT Friday morning, a 2.2-ton empty rocket hull smacked the moon's south pole. Four minutes later the camera-and-instrument laden space probe made its death plunge.

The smaller probe had five cameras and four other scientific instruments and Nasa had touted live photos on its website.

However, those images didn't occur. Nasa officials say they are sure the two probes crashed and looking to see what happened to the pictures, according to Associated Press.

Pictures were live until seconds before impact.

The space probe is called LCROSS, short for Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.

Click here to watch the NASA moon bombing video.