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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon’s newest arrival was said to be “alive and well” a day after making the first U.S. landing in half a century, but flight controllers were still trying to get a better handle on its bearings. Intuitive Machines reported Friday that it’s communicating with its lander, Odysseus, and sending […]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact. Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company that built and managed the craft, confirmed that it […]

Odysseus is the first spacecraft built by a private company to land on the lunar surface. The United States has pulled off its first lunar landing in more than half a century with a spacecraft built and operated by a Texas-based private company. Odysseus, an uncrewed robot lander built by Houston-based Intuitive Machines with funding […]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact. Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company that built and managed the craft, confirmed that it had […]

Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander touched down on the moon Thursday after a historic, nail-biting descent following a last-minute navigation sensor malfunction, becoming the first U.S.-built spacecraft to stick a moon landing in more than 50 years . . .

A robotic spacecraft is expected to touch down on the moon’s surface Thursday night, in what will mark the United States’s first uncrewed commercial moon landing. The autonomous lander, called Odysseus, launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 last Thursday. It was created by the company Intuitive Machines and is […]

A robotic lunar lander launched by a private U.S. company is scheduled to reach the moon Thursday evening. If all goes according to plan, the unmanned Odysseus, which is operated by Houston-based Intuitive Machines, is scheduled to touch down on the lunar surface at 6:24 . . .

Updated landing time Denise Chow NASA announced that Intuitive Machines will add one extra orbit around the moon before attempting to land Odysseus on the surface. The maneuver will push the landing time back, with a new targeted touchdown of 6:24 p.m. ET. The landing time has shifted a few times today (and in days […]

On Wednesday morning, a robotic lunar lander launched by a Houston company got closer to reaching the moon. The company, Intuitive Machines, announced that its Odysseus spacecraft had fired its engine for six minutes and 48 seconds, slowing it enough to be pulled by the moon’s gravity into a circular orbit 57 miles above the […]

NASA, the main sponsor with experiments on board, hopes to jumpstart lunar economy ahead of astronaut missions. A lunar lander has taken off for the moon in a bid to make the first United States landing since the Apollo missions more than half a century ago and the first achieved by a privately owned spacecraft. […]


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