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NASA Wants You To Take The LADEE Impact Challenge
2014-04-04 12:30:20

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the moon. LADEE will continue to make important science observations before its planned impact into the lunar surface later this month.

LADEE Instruments Pass Preliminary Checks And Now Ready For Science
2013-12-04 09:41:51

Now in orbit around the moon, NASA's newest lunar mission has completed the commissioning phase, and its science instruments have passed their preliminary checks.

Record Number Of Satellites Launching On Minotaur Rocket Tonight
2013-11-19 18:55:58

Orbital Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is in the final preparations for the launch of a mission that will place a record number of satellites into orbit.

NASA Laser Communications With Moon
2013-10-23 10:43:40

NASA’s new laser communication system has become the first ever to send data to the moon without two-way radios.

NASA Lunar Explorer Now In Orbit Around The Moon
2013-10-10 04:07:32

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) probe successfully achieved orbit around the moon on Sunday, officials from the US space agency confirmed earlier this week.

LADEE Initial Systems Checkout Phase Successfully Completed
2013-09-11 10:03:06

After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur V launch vehicle into an elliptic orbit around Earth, as the start of our journey to the moon.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.