We're going back to the moon, kids. Tonight!
I'm not kidding. No, we're not dusting off the old Saturn V, popping an Apollo capsule on top of it and lighting the ginormous candle. We're not pulling the space shuttle orbiters out of their museums and filling their cargo bays with extra fuel so they can make the longer trip to the moon (but, hey, wouldn't that be a rush?) We are, however, reusing rocket segments from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles (or for those of you who like to geek out on Cold War trivia, these were once known as the MX, or more formally the LGM-118) to launch a tiny, 844-pound satellite known as LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) into lunar orbit to study the moon's atmosphere. . . .