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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Sep 07, 2013

LADEE to the moon!

A night launch yesterday from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia sent the LADEE spacecraft to the moon. It’ll study the lunar atmosphere and dust.

View larger. | LADEE launch on September 7, 2013 as captured by our friend Aaron Oberlander.  He said he took this photo from a bridge near Wallops Island, Virginia.  Thank you, Aaron!

View larger. | LADEE launch on September 7, 2013 as captured by our friend Aaron Oberlander. He said he took this photo from a bridge near Wallops Island, Virginia. Thank you, Aaron!

View more photos and learn more about the LADEE moonshot here.

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