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LADEE Launches Towards Moon
2013-09-07 04:32:33

[ Watch the Video: LADEE Launches! ] Lee Rannals & Staff for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission launched on Friday night, and is now making its way towards the Moon. The latest lunar mission from NASA seeks to gather more information about the moon's atmosphere, as well as understand environment influences on lunar dust. LADEE took off towards the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard a...

NASA Looks To Lasers For Deep Space Communications
2013-08-29 10:57:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laser-based fiber optic technology may slowly be becoming the standard way to send digital communications here on Earth – but for deep-space transmissions, NASA and other space agencies have been relying on radio waves to send data and computer codes. That is expected to change when NASA initiates its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. The...

NASA Prepare Lunar Launch From Virginia
2013-08-23 09:34:43

[ Watch the Video: New Moon Mission Ready For Launch ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is currently preparing to launch a new mission from Virginia on September 6 that is expected to set many firsts for the space agency. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a robotic mission that will send a car-sized orbiter to the moon in an effort to gather detailed information about the composition of the thin lunar atmosphere and determine if...

Major Role Played By NASA Goddard In NASA Lunar Mission
2013-08-21 15:07:49

NASA In partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Calif., Goddard's Wallops Flight Facility will launch the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE in September, a robotic mission that will study the moon's thin atmosphere and dust particles. Ames manages the 100-day mission—-which will attempt to confirm whether dust caused a mysterious glow on the lunar horizon astronauts observed during several Apollo missions—and Goddard plays a...

Media Accreditation Open At NASA's Wallops For NASA's New Moon Mission Launch
2013-07-31 08:04:23

NASA Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission in September from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington funds the LADEE mission, a cooperative effort led by NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Ames is responsible for managing the mission, building the spacecraft and performing mission operations. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., is...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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