Latest News for the Grail Moon Gravity Mission Archive
17 October 2013, 01:34 PM ET
in order to truly answer the unsolved mysteries of the moon's origin, new missions to retrieve samples of the lunar surface and return them to Earth will be needed, one scientist said.
07 October 2013, 02:09 PM ET
NASA's newest moon probe is officially in lunar orbit. After, a month-long journey, the space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft performed an engine burn on Sunday (Oct. 6) that took it into orbit around the moon.
01 October 2013, 07:20 AM ET
NASA's newest lunar probe is gearing up to fly into orbit around the moon. The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is in its third and final orbit around Earth.
13 September 2013, 06:43 PM ET
Friday the 13th is a lucky day for NASA's newest moon probe. Today (Sept. 13), NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft performed the first of three major burns expected to send the probe into orbit around the moon.
11 September 2013, 03:47 PM ET
After a flawless launch from Virginia's eastern shore, NASA's next moon probe is looking good on its way to lunar orbit.
09 September 2013, 11:40 AM ET
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched toward the moon Friday (Sept. 6) in a dazzling nighttime liftoff. The mission, which is aimed at exploring long-standing mysteries of the moon's atmosphere and lunar dust, is also the fir
07 September 2013, 03:34 PM ET
See photos of NASA's LADEE moon dust mission to probe the lunar atmosphere as the probe launches toward the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Sept. 6, 2013.
06 September 2013, 09:43 PM ET
Launching a probe to the moon can be a sweet experience for scientists that have spent years developing a spacecraft, and visitors to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility can get a taste of the exciting moment themselves.
06 September 2013, 05:06 PM ET
NASA's next moon-bound probe may look small in person, but it's responsible for potentially answering some big moon mysteries.
06 September 2013, 01:22 PM ET
There isn't anything else quite like standing in front of a brand new rocket before it launches.
05 September 2013, 07:06 AM ET
Skywatchers on the U.S. East Coast on Friday night(Sept. 6) have a good chance of seeing NASA's new moon probe launch into space from Virginia's Eastern Shore. The LADEE moon probe launches at 11:27 p.m. EDT (0327 GMT) from Wallops Island.
04 September 2013, 08:28 AM ET
NASA's next moon shot could help scientists solve some age-old mysteries of the solar system.
03 September 2013, 02:32 PM ET
NASA's next mission to the moon is expected to liftoff from Virginia's Eastern Shore on Friday (Sept. 6), but you don't need to be there to watch it live.
03 September 2013, 11:42 AM ET
This series of simulated views shows various viewpoints of the trajectory of the Minotaur 5 rocket that will carry NASA's LADEE moon probe into orbit. Launch is scheduled for Sept. 6, 2013.
03 June 2013, 06:00 PM ET
NASA chief Charles Bolden suggests U.S. astronauts may tag along on other nations' future moon missions.
30 May 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Astronomers used data from NASA's Grail probes to study gravitational anomalies on the moon.
14 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
It may only cost you $500 million to get to the moon, instead of the originally advertised $750 million.
11 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The REAL Space Act would help safeguard American leadership in space, its sponsors say.
22 March 2013, 07:35 PM ET
The engines will be cleaned up and put on public display.
19 March 2013, 03:31 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the tiny craters made by the Grail moon probes.
14 January 2013, 05:17 PM ET
NASA's Ebb spacecraft recorded the video three days before crashing into the lunar surface.
18 December 2012, 10:41 AM ET
The engineers who built NASA's Grail spacecraft gathered to watch the probes' demise.
17 December 2012, 06:32 PM ET
Ride had led Grail's MoonKAM project, which allowed kids to choose sites for the spacecraft to photograph.
17 December 2012, 05:28 PM ET
Ebb and Flow wrapped up their successful science mission in spectacular fashion.
17 December 2012, 06:00 AM ET
NASA TV will provide commentary, but the impact itself will probably not be visible.
13 December 2012, 01:33 PM ET
The Grail spacecraft will go out in style on Dec. 17.
11 December 2012, 10:51 AM ET
The Grail spacecraft will go out in style Dec. 17.
05 December 2012, 02:20 PM ET
The findings should shed light on the evolution of the moon and the solar system's rocky planets.
07 November 2012, 02:21 PM ET
The space agency has likely been holding off until the presidential election was decided.
08 October 2012, 06:58 AM ET
The proposed project is a joint effort of Europe and Russia.
22 March 2012, 04:45 PM ET
The Messenger spacecraft began a one-year bonus mission at Mercury, and the twin Grail probes will get 90 more days at the moon.
22 March 2012, 03:26 PM ET
The MoonKAM project is an educational outreach program for middle school students.
07 March 2012, 02:05 PM ET
The Grail probes' measurements should help scientists learn about the moon's structure and evolution.
01 February 2012, 04:58 PM ET
NASA's Grail probes have returned their first view of the far side of the moon.
19 January 2012, 07:01 AM ET
NASA's Grail spacecraft will begin mapping the moon in early March
17 January 2012, 01:10 PM ET
The names were suggested by students competing in a nationwide NASA contest.