NASA tests robotic vehicles in Washington state dunes

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."

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