3 September 2013
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment (LADEE) mission will launch from Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Friday, on a five-stage Minotaur V rocket. The launch window will be 11:27 p.m. to 11:31 p.m. EDT. It’s scheduled to orbit Earth for three weeks, then spend 100 days measuring lunar dust and the moon’s atmosphere. The mission’s results could be helpful in preparing for future manned missions to the moon. In Chincoteague, NASA has set up viewing areas that will include large televisions showing the launch, and NASA officials will be on hand to answer questions. Information on Chincoteague viewing areas can be found at www.tiny.cc/jmtm2w. (Image Credit: NASA)
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