16 April 2014
Following Tuesday’s total lunar eclipse NASA received the good news that its LADEE spacecraft survived the event. There were concerns that the spacecraft could have frozen during the eclipse. LADEE is now predicted to crash as planned into the moon on Monday. NASA took the precaution of turning off the spacecraft’s instruments to ensure that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) survived the eclipse. The LRO announced via its Twitter account that it had come through, tweeting, “AOS, and sunlight, sweet sunlight! My batteries are charging again before I make another trip to the lunar far side.” (Image Credit: NASA)
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