Craft launched from Virginia now orbiting moon

October 15, 2013 7:11 AM

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The spacecraft, known as LADEE, was carried into space from the NASA facility at Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore by a launch vehicle designed, built and operated by Orbital for the Air Force.

The Sept. 6 launch was the first to send a spacecraft to the moon from Virginia. The fiery trail of the rocket that propelled LADEE upward was visible for hundreds of miles along the Eastern Seaboard.

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