Last week, NASA launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). The craft will orbit the moon, gathering information on the lunar atmosphere. I didn't know there was any atmosphere on the moon either. However, there are a few more molecules near the moon's surface than out in space, so that counts by NASA's standards.
You can watch the launch below.
On this anniversary of the 9/11 attack, I think this gives us all a much more uplifting vision of humanity.