NASA announces ‘Take the Plunge’ contest

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When will LADEE hit the Moon for its looming end of mission finale? NASA’s resoundingly successful LADEE lunar dust exploring mission is nearly out of gas.

With its inevitable doom approaching, NASA invites you to participate in a “Take the Plunge” contest and guess LADEE’s impending impact date.

LADEE, which stand for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, will smack violently into the Moon and scatter into zillions of bits and pieces sometime in the next two and a half weeks, on or before about April 21.

But exactly when will it impact the lunar surface? NASA wants to hear your best guess!

The “Take the Plunge” contest was announced by NASA today, April 4, at a media briefing.

For more information about the challenge and how to enter, visit: http://socialforms.nasa.gov/ladee

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