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kodemunkey

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NASA Launching New Mission to the Moon
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:11:16 am »
NASA is getting ready to launch a new mission to the moon, unfortunately it wont be manned.

NASA is launching LADEE — Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer — to orbit the moon and study the atmosphere and lunar dust movements. LADEE is a small robotic craft that weighs less than 850 pounds fully fueled, making it about the size and weight of a very small car.

The purpose of the mission, according to the mission page on NASA’s website, is to gather detailed information on the tenuous atmosphere of our original satellite. The thought is that studying the lunar surface and atmosphere in more depth will allow scientists to have a better understanding of other planets in our solar system.

http://guardianlv.com/2013/08/nasa-launching-new-mission-to-the-moon/

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Re: NASA Launching New Mission to the Moon
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 02:14:11 pm »
Looking forward to this one - should be some interesting results.

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Re: NASA Launching New Mission to the Moon
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 07:45:50 pm »
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