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NASA Goes Back to Moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -
NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust.
Liftoff is set for late Friday night from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
Weather permitting, the soaring Minotaur rocket should be visible along much of the East Coast - as far south as South Carolina, as far north as Maine and as far west as Pittsburgh. LADEE will blast off from Wallops Island at 11:27 p.m. Friday night and should be visible in D.C. roughly 20-40 seconds after take off.
NASA will stream the launch online on NASA TV Prelaunch coverage will begin an 9:30 p.m.
Youll see a bright streak depending on where you are, said Simon Worden, NASA Ames Center director. It should be quite visible up to 10 to 20 degrees above the horizon.
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