It’s been more than 40 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
Now NASA is going back again.
This latest mission features a robotic spacecraft that will study the lunar atmosphere.
It will focus on the dust swirling up from the surface.
A student from Hawaii will be one of those watching the launch in Virginia on Friday.
UH Hilo sophomore Krystal Schlechter is a summer intern with the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems or PISCES.
NASA invited Schlechter and her mentor John Hamilton, who is a public outreach manager for PISCES, to be a part of the launch.
The two spent the summer collecting data for the project.
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