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NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission launched on Friday night, and is now making its way towards the Moon.
Most people have someone they know who has a job they are a little envious of, but there are few people in this world who have careers that even some of the most coveted positioned people envy — driving a rover on Mars.
NASA has dwindled down its list for potential landing sites for its next Mars lander mission down to four possibilities.
“Yes, the Moon does have an atmosphere,” says Richard Elphic, the project scientist for LADEE at NASA Ames. “It’s just much more tenuous than ours.”
Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...