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.
The moon may not have any air, but that doesn’t mean it lacks atmosphere.
NASA's LADEE spacecraft has sent back its first close up looks at the lunar surface Continue reading →
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 →
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.
NASA's LADEE probe made history when it communicated with Earth via laser... now it's aiming at a Spanish island. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →