The rocket and payload contain scientific instruments, will take about 30 days to reach the moon and will orbit the moon for over 100 days. They said the objective of the mission was to investigate a strange glow that the apollo 17 crew reported during their mission decades ago. They also stated that they would be communicating with the satelite for the first time via laser. In full anticipation of a tsunami of tinfoil hat related jibes, does anyone else think NASA (essentially a defense agency of the US Government) has other motives for this visit, other than to look at some moon dust? Has moon dust been such a burning question this last 40 years lol? Really? My question is, what are they really going up there for?