NASA sends LADEE to the moon

Shorter version of this story in the November, 2013 edition
of The Westcoast Reader

A drawing of the spacecraft called LADEE PHOTO - NASA GODDARD PHOTO AND VIDEO/CC, FLICKR

A drawing of the spacecraft called LADEE
PHOTO – NASA GODDARD PHOTO AND VIDEO/CC, FLICKR

Adapted from The Province
Level 1

NASA has a new spacecraft. It is the size of a small car.

There are no people on the spacecraft. It is a robot.

The spacecraft is called LADEE.

LADEE means Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.

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LADEE  is launched from from Wallops Island, Virginia.  PHOTO - STATELESSPERSON/CC, FLICKR

LADEE is launched from from Wallops Island, Virginia.
PHOTO – STATELESSPERSON/CC, FLICKR

LADEE reached the moon on October 6, 2013.

It is in orbit around the moon. It will go around the moon many times.

LADEE is sending pictures back to earth.

It is studying the atmosphere around the moon.

LADEE cost 280 million dollars.

It will orbit the moon for six months.

Scientists work on LADEE before the launch.  PHOTO - NASA GODDARD PHOTO AND VIDEO/CC,  FLICKR

Scientists work on LADEE before the launch.
PHOTO – NASA GODDARD PHOTO AND VIDEO/CC, FLICKR

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