First Thing: US returns to lunar surface for first time in more than 50 years | US news

Written by on February 23, 2024

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The United States has returned to the lunar surface for the first time in more than 50 years after a privately built spacecraft named Odysseus capped a nail-biting 73-minute descent from orbit with a touchdown near the moon’s south pole.

Amid celebrations of what Nasa hailed “a giant leap forward”, there was no immediate confirmation of the status . . .

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