A Minotaur V launch vehicle carrying the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer blasts into orbit from Virginia on September 7, 2013.
Sept. 5, 2013 A Minotaur V launch vehicle carrying the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) on the launchpad at Wallops Island, Va. The rocket launched into space just before midnight Friday. Jay Diem/Eastern Shore News via AP
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