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NASA Heads Back To The Moon, This Time With Robots And Laser-Powered Space Internet

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September 07, 2013 AT 5:35 AM
Elon Musk wants us to go to Mars, which sounds cool and scary. Meantime, NASA is headed back to the Moon. The U.S. space agency sent up its excellently-named Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, via its also-excellently-named Wallops Flight Facility launch pad in Virgina. LADEE is orbiting the Earth right now, but in a month it will be circling the Moon, where it will conduct a series of experiments, without the aid of on-board astronauts.