WALLOPS ISLANDVirginia (AFP):

NASA has launched an unmanned spacecraft that aims to study the Moon’s atmosphere, the US space agency’s third lunar probe in five years.  Blazing a red path in the night sky, the spacecraft lifted off at 11:27 pm (Saturday 0327 GMT) aboard a converted Air Force ballistic missile known as the Minotaur V rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.