Monday, September 9, 2013
NASA launched the LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) last Friday. The launch was notable for two reasons: first, the vehicle used was a repurposed ballistic missile. Second, it was the first launch to the Moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Luckily, we had clear skies at launch and were treated with being able to see the rising vehicle (from New Jersey), including the burnout of a stage and the startup of the next stage!