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NASA Ames Science Night, Featuring the LADEE Mission
September 6, 2013


September 6, 2013
5:00 to 9:00 p.m. PDT
NASA’s Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA


Who: YOU, attending our showcase of science, highlighting NASA’s next lunar mission, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, LADEE



What: learning about Ames’ research, with special focus on our next lunar mission!

  • Speakers on NASA subjects, including LADEE 
  • Ask a NASA Scientist or Engineer
  • Science booths
  • Food trucks
  • Live music
  • Games
  • Telescopes
  • LADEE is scheduled to launch at 8:27 p.m. on Sept. 6, and we’ll provide a live broadcast to watch Ames’ spacecraft launch to the moon!

When:  Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA; click here for directions to the center

If you’d like to be our guest for this special evening, please RSVP now as tickets are limited! Tickets are free but required as parking and attendence are limited! Get your tickets HERE.

NASA’s LADEE observatory is a small robotic mission that will orbit Earth’s moon to gather detailed information about the lunar atmosphere, conditions near the surface and environmental influences on lunar dust. LADEE will also demonstrate NASA’s first dedicated laser communication system. Ames Research Center designed, developed, built and tested the spacecraft and will manage the 100-day science mission. After launch, Ames will control the spacecraft and execute mission operations.

If you’d like to find out more about LADEE, visit www.nasa.gov/ladee and follow the mission on Twitter at @NASALADEE.

NOTE: If LADEE’s launch is cancelled or postponed, this event will still occur on Sept. 6 and will not be re-scheduled for the next launch attempt.  Since this is an outdoor evening event, please wear appropriate attire for the weather and for watching from the lawn (bring a chair, blanket, etc.).  

Can't make it to the Ames Science Night? Click below for more ways to learn about LADEE and Ames public activities:

A speaker on stage with a large screen and people seated on the central lawn area at Moffett Field.
NASA Ames' last big event was the landing of the Mars Curiosity rover. Join us again on Sept. 6, 2013, to celebrate the LADEE lunar mission and all of the exciting research performed at your NASA center in Silicon Valley! Image credit: NASA Ames
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A wide-angle view of an inert Minotaur V launch vehicle is erected on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during a pathfinder exercise for NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Mission. Image credit: NASA Wallops
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This is an artist's depiction of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer observatory as it approaches lunar orbit.
This is an artist's depiction of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory as it approaches lunar orbit. Image credit: NASA Ames/Dana Berry
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