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Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon

April 17, 2019

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of…
NASA’s LADEE Mission Shows the Force of Meteoroid Strikes on Lunar Exosphere

December 18, 2015

NASA scientists have released new findings about the moon’s tenuous exosphere – the thin layer of gas surrounding…
LADEE Spacecraft Finds Neon in Lunar Atmosphere

August 18, 2015

The moon’s thin atmosphere contains neon, a gas commonly used in electric signs on Earth because of its…
LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE’s Impact Crater

October 29, 2014

NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from…
Laser-powered farewell to Moon mission

April 28, 2014

Just before NASA’s latest Moon mission ended last week, an ESA telescope received laser signals from the spacecraft,…
LADEE Sees Zodiacal Light before Crashing into Moon, but Apollo Mystery Remains

April 25, 2014

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) literally ‘saw the light’ just days before crashing into the lunar farside last Thursday April 17.…
LADEE mission ends with planned lunar impact

April 22, 2014

Ground controllers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and…
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon’s Surface

April 22, 2014

Ground controllers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and…
Take the Plunge: LADEE Impact Challenge

April 4, 2014

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is currently gradually lowering its orbital altitude over the…
LADEE Sends Its First Images of the Moon Back to Earth

February 17, 2014

Earlier this month, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory successfully downlinked images of the moon…
NASA Extends LADEE Dust Explorer for Bonus Lunar Science

February 5, 2014

LADEE, NASA’s latest lunar orbiter, is getting a new lease on life and will live a little longer…
LRO Snaps a Picture of NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft

January 30, 2014

With precise timing, the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) was able to take a picture of…
China’s Lunar Lander May Provide Additional Science for NASA Spacecraft

December 16, 2013

After sending 12 humans to the moon’s surface during the Apollo Program, NASA remains committed to lunar science.…
LADEE Instruments Healthy and Ready for Science

December 5, 2013

Now in orbit around the moon, NASA’s newest lunar mission has completed the commissioning phase, and its science…
Moon mission beams laser data to ESA station

November 4, 2013

ESA’s ground station on the island of Tenerife has received laser signals over a distance of 400 000…
LADEE Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit on Oct. 6 Amidst Government Shutdown

October 7, 2013

NASA’s trailblazing LADEE lunar spacecraft is set to ignite its main engine and enter lunar orbit on Sunday morning, Oct.…
LADEE Project Manager Update: Initial Checkout Complete

September 11, 2013

After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur…
NASA Science Probe Blazes Spectacular Trail to the Moon from Virginia

September 9, 2013

A NASA moon probe named LADEE thundered to space on Sept. 6, blazing a spectacular trail to orbit from a…
How to See the Historic LADEE Nightime Moon Shot on Sept. 6

September 5, 2013

An unprecedented spectacle is set to light up the skies this Friday night, Sept. 6, courtesy of NASA when America…
Historic Sept. 6 Virginia Moon Shot Heralds Revolutionary New Paradigm for Fundamental Science Query

September 4, 2013

In an exclusive new interview with Universe Today, NASA’s Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden was “very excited” to discuss…
LADEE Project Manager Update: LADEE Ready for Launch

September 4, 2013

Engineers from NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have successfully completed launch preparation activities for NASA’s…
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible

August 29, 2013

When NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) begins operation aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)…
NASA’s LADEE Lunar Probe Set for Spectacular Science and September Night Launch

August 26, 2013

A spectacular nighttime blastoff blazing a historic trail to the Moon is set to soar in two weeks…
NASA Prepares for First Virginia Coast Launch to Moon

August 23, 2013

In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a…
Laser communications set for Moon mission

July 31, 2013

An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our…
LADEE Lunar Probe Unveiled at NASA’s Wallops Launch Site in Virginia

July 15, 2013

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Observatory has arrived at the launch site on the Eastern…
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