NASA tests robotic vehicles in Washington state dunes

Tricity HeraldJune 11, 2008 

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Generations of people have looked up at the moon from Moses Lake since long before the town was ever called Moses Lake.

Little did they realize just how moonlike their hometown was.

"Stuff's interesting. That's all I can say," Ben Warren, a junior at Moses Lake High School, said Tuesday after a day of watching lunar rovers and scientists dig around in the sand dunes south of town.

"You happen to live in the closest place to the moon in the United States, and NASA just happens to come out here and test new equipment. It's just interesting."

Read the complete story at

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service