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BumRushDaShow

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Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:43 PM Feb 22

Intuitive Machines lands on the moon in historic first for a U.S. company [View all]

Source: CNBC

Published Thu, Feb 22 2024 3:11 PM EST Updated 2 Min Ago


A U.S. company has gone to the moon – and into the history books. Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission reached the moon’s surface on Thursday evening, in the first American lunar landing since the Apollo era.

The company’s Nova-C cargo lander, named “Odysseus” after the mythological Greek hero, is the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the lunar surface since 1972. Adding to the feat, Intuitive Machines is the first company to pull off a moon landing — government agencies have carried out all previously successful missions.

“We are on the surface ... welcome to the moon,” Intuitive Machines’ mission control said. “Odysseus has found his new home.” There was an delay, as expected, between the landing and when engineers were able to assess its success.

A few minutes after the expected landing time, Intuitive Machines’ mission control was still trying to reconnect communications with the lander to confirm whether it landed. The company’s mission control ultimately picked up a signal and announced its lander was on the surface.



Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/02/22/intuitive-machines-lunr-im-1-moon-landing-for-nasa.html










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Published Thu, Feb 22 2024 3:11 PM EST Updated 2 Min Ago


A U.S. company has gone to the moon – and into the history books.

Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission reached the moon’s surface on Thursday evening, in the first American lunar landing since the Apollo era.

The company’s Nova-C cargo lander, named “Odysseus” after the mythological Greek hero, is the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the lunar surface since 1972. Adding to the feat, Intuitive Machines is the first company to pull off a moon landing — government agencies have carried out all previously successful missions.

“We are on the surface ... welcome to the moon,” Intuitive Machines’ mission control said. There was delay between the landing and when engineers will be able to assess its success.
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