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Apr 4, 2014 02:05 PM ET // Irene Klotz
On April 21 -- if not sooner -- the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will crash into the surface of the moon and vaporize. But before that happens, NASA has a low-fly mission planned.
Mar 21, 2014 06:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The moon may not have any air, but that doesn’t mean it lacks atmosphere.
Feb 14, 2014 04:59 PM ET // Jason Major
NASA's LADEE spacecraft has sent back its first close up looks at the lunar surface Continue reading →
Jan 30, 2014 11:38 AM ET // Jason Major
Despite long distances and high velocities, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter successfully captured an image of LADEE as they both soared over the moon. Continue reading →
Dec 17, 2013 02:18 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A NASA spacecraft that last month began measuring gases and dust coming off the surface of the moon got a science bonus this weekend with the arrival of China’s Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover.
Nov 5, 2013 01:38 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's LADEE probe made history when it communicated with Earth via laser... now it's aiming at a Spanish island. Continue reading →
Oct 7, 2013 07:04 PM ET // Irene Klotz
When it came time for NASA’s LADEE spacecraft to put itself in orbit around the moon, the politics that put the U.S. government into a partial shutdown took a back seat to the physics of spaceflight. Continue reading →
Sep 7, 2013 01:20 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A Minotaur 5 rocket, making its debut flight, lifted off from NASA’s Wallops Island spaceport late Friday to send the LADEE spacecraft on its way to the moon. Continue reading →