The robotic mission will orbit the moon to analyze its atmosphere and conditions near the surface -- and perhaps solve a mystery that's baffled astronauts since the Apollo 17 mission.
What was responsible for the eerie lunar glow reported by the crew of Apollo 17? The LADEE probe is on its way to the moon to find out.
An experiment aboard the LADEE lunar probe also clocked a download rate of 622Mbps as NASA pursues next-generation space communications.
The launch of LADEE, NASA's new lunar exploration mission, will take place at 11:27 p.m. ET from the agency's new Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Talk about some stunning selfies. NASA has created an official Instagram profile for sharing its images.
In a viral photograph, a Virginia frog has been caught taking one giant leap for amphibian kind.
This fascinating time-lapse video from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter puts a real spin on the moon.
In a show of planetary-scale laser communication, Leonardo's digitized lady gets beamed nearly 240,000 miles to a lunar satellite.
Road Trip 2010: On the Atlantic coast of Virginia, the space agency uses a 6,000-acre facility to build and launch rockets and design high-altitude scientific balloons big enough to hold a sports stadium.