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Planetary Radio LIVE: Watch Lunar Orbiter’s Launch to the Moon

LADEE (computer model)

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY.  No more seats are available.  WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST! PLAYER WILL BE ON THE KPCC EVENT PAGE SEPTEMBER 6TH.  We've just learned that Bill Nye will be unable to be with us in person.  He will try to check in via Skype.

Join us online for the launch of NASA's newest lunar mission, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).

Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan and Director of Projects Bruce Betts will be joined on stage by distinguished UCLA planetary scientist Dr. David Paige.  David just received NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award, largely for his work as principal investigator on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment.  Diviner has helped us learn about deposits of water ice on the moon, among other fascinating discoveries.  We'll also get a live update from the Virginia launch facmility from Brian Day, Education and Public Outreach Lead for the LADEE Mission, and Director of Communication and Citizen Science for NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.The evening will climax as we watch LADEE head for Luna.

We'll warm things up with a live edition of "What's Up!" including a Random Space Fact and the live space trivia contest.  Don't miss it – we're off to the moon!

The webcast is provided by our partners at KPCC/Southern California Public Radio.  More information is on their official event page, and in Mat Kaplan's blog post.


Planetary Radio LIVE: Watch Lunar Orbiter’s Launch to the Moon
September 6, 2013, 7:30pm - 9pm PDT


Please direct all inquiries about this event to Mat Kaplan at

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. READ HOW TO WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST Join us for the launch of NASA's newest lunar explorer. We'll watch the countdown as the LADEE orbiter - that's the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer - begins its journey to the Moon.
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