LADEE

Liftoff of the LADEE spacecraft at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on September 6, 2013. The spacecraft was built at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. (NASA TV)

After Surviving Lunar Eclipse, NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) crashed into the surface of the moon late Thursday night, but controllers are thrilled about the impact after a successful mission studying what little atmosphere the moon has.

04/18/2014

Liftoff of the LADEE spacecraft at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on September 6, 2013. The spacecraft was built at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. (NASA TV)

NASA Spacecraft Built In Mountain View Launched To Explore Moon

An innovative, relatively low-cost spacecraft built in the Bay Area was launched from the Virginia coast late Friday on a mission to study the moon’s ultra-thin atmosphere and the pervasive dust that blankets its cratered surface.

09/06/2013

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