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NASA LADEE Moon Mission: Latest News, Photos and Videos

NASA's LADEE moon mission will probe the lunar atmosphere like never before. The 100-day Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission is aimed at studying moon dust and its role in the moon's thin atmosphere, or exosphere as it is called. See the latest LADEE mission news, photos and video here.
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Moon Dust Mystery Solved With Apollo Mission Data
January 3rd, 2014
A revisited trove of data from the Apollo missions has helped scientists answer a lingering lunar question: How fast does moon dust build up?
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NASA Fixes Moon Probe Glitch After Amazing Friday Night Launch
Photographer Chris Bakley captured this stunning image of NASA's LADEE moon probe launch from the beach in Cape May Point, N.J., on Sept. 6, 2013.
September 7th, 2013
Engineers have fixed a technical glitch on NASA's newest robotic moon explorer, bringing the spacecraft back up to full health one day after a spectacular nighttime launch Friday that wowed spectators up and down the U.S. East Coast.
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Liftoff! NASA Moon Probe Launches from Va. to Hunt 40-Year Lunar Mystery
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory launches aboard the Minotaur V rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Virginia.
September 6th, 2013
NASA began a new trek to the moon Friday night (Sept. 6) with a dazzling launch from Virginia that sent a spacecraft soaring toward Earth's nearest neighbor to probe the thin lunar atmosphere and, just maybe, solve a 40-year space mystery.
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China's 1st Moon Lander May Cause Trouble for NASA Lunar Dust Mission
China's Chang'e 3 Moon Rover
November 21st, 2013
China's mission to robotically land on the moon next month is sure to stir up lunar dust, but it may also cause a political dustup too.
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Wow! NASA's Late-Night Moon Launch Wows Stargazers (Jaw-Dropping Photos)
Veteran launch photographer Ben Cooper captured this spectacular photo of NASA's LADEE moon probe soaring across the night sky from Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, in New York City, about 200 miles north of the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Fac
September 7th, 2013
NASA's spectacular nighttime launch of a new moon probe late Friday (Sept. 6) promised to amaze spectators up and down the U.S. East Coast. See spectacular photos of the LADEE moon mission launch.
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New American Rocket Making Launch Debut with Friday Moon Shot
Wide-Angle View of Minotaur V Rocket
September 3rd, 2013
A Minotaur V rocket will carry NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE) on its maiden launch, which is slated to take place Friday at 11:27 p.m. from the space agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Skywatcher Sees Amazing Moon Probe Launch From NYC (Photo)
LADEE Launch Seen From Bronx
November 7th, 2013
Amateur photographer Kevin Hsu was just finishing up a shift as resident radiologist at Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. when he learned NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) moon probe would be soaring across the night sky.
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NASA Eyes Glitch With New Moon Probe After Dazzling Launch
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory launches aboard the Minotaur V rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Virginia.
September 7th, 2013
NASA is taking a close look at what appears to be a minor attitude control glitch on its LADEE moon probe that cropped up shortly after the spacecraft's launch from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Sept. 6, 2013.
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NASA Launch Shoots for the Moon from Virginia Tonight: Watch It Online
LADEE Above Lunar Sunset Artist's Concept
September 6th, 2013
NASA will launch a new spacecraft Friday night (Sept. 6) to unlock the secret of moon dust and the wispy lunar atmosphere, and you can watch the blastoff live online. Here's how to watch NASA's LADEE moon probe launch at 11:27 p.m. EDT.
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