LADEE spacecraft to bid adieu to Earth’s orbit

October 1, 2013 4:52 AM

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In Washington, the talk is of shutting things down. But the spacecraft, which was launched from Wallops Island on Sept. 6, will keep going, “since the mission is in a critical phase,” said Rachel Hoover, a spokeswoman for NASA’s Ames Research Center.

In swinging past Earth once more, the spacecraft is returning from a long distance.

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