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NASA: Briefing Previews Lunar Mission LADEE

The NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). Credit: NASA

The NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). Credit: NASA

In this news briefing from NASA Headquarters, panelists discuss the agency’s next mission to the moon, and the first lunar mission launching from the Virginia coast. NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission is scheduled to launch at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Data from the mission will provide unprecedented information about the environment around the moon and give scientists a better understanding of other planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond.