LADEE spacecraft to bid adieu to Earth’s orbit

October 1, 2013 4:52 AM

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LADEE spacecraft to bid adieu to Earth’s orbit

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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