Science and Exploration

LADEE – Going Back to the Moon

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 23, 2013
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LADEE – Going Back to the Moon
LADEE model at news conference.
NASA/Bill Ingalls

A model of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is seen in the foreground during a LADEE mission briefing at NASA Headquarters, Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Washington.
Data from NASA’s LADEE mission will provide unprecedented information about the environment around the moon and give scientists a better understanding of other planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond. The LADEE mission is scheduled to launch at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

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