Shorter version of this story in the November, 2013 edition
Adapted from The Province
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 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.