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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

Hope it's okay to post this here. :unsure2:

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If you happen to live along or near the Mid-Atlantic seaboard and if your sky is clear late Friday night (Sept. 6), you will have a good chance to catch a glimpse of a rocket that will be sending a NASA space probe to the moon.

The spacecraft is NASA's small, car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a robotic mission that will orbit the moon to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of the thin lunar atmosphere, as well as moon dust conditions near the surface.

The LADEE spacecraft is slated to blast off at 11:27 p.m. EDT (0327 Sept. 7 GMT), when it will light up the night over its launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. But should also be visible along large portions of the US East Coast for observers who have clear skies and know where to look.

Reading the rest of the story you'll see a link to knowing where to look.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:57 PM

I'm going to go out Firday night and try to catch a look/see.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

Report back! :P

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