NASA Readies Lunar Mission, Invites International Participation

The U.S. space agency is launching a mission to study the moon from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on September 7 around 0330 UTC.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, known as LADEE, is NASA’s newest robotic mission.  LADEE is the size of a small car, and it will collect data for 100 days as it orbits our moon. 

Scientists want to learn more about the moon’s thin atmosphere because they think it could be common in our solar system. …

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