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Engineers’ Secret Sci-Fi Handshake

 A new moon orbiter launched Friday night. Pete Worden, director of NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., which designed the LADEE orbiter, says forget the 20th—this is the real space century.

Stephen McLaren: What will NASA's new lunar orbiter do?
Pete Worden: The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is a $250-million mission to probe the moon's exosphere and learn how it would be affected by increased human activity. It is also a low-cost modular probe, which will serve as a test bed for future cheap space missions.


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