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Updated Friday, February 23, 2024-00:50

  • Space Lunar lander Odysseus successfully takes off from Florida



module , from the company Intuitive Machines, successfully reached the lunar surface this Thursday after taking off seven days ago from Florida and achieved the milestone of being

the first American spacecraft to land on the moon after the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

Shortly after the scheduled time, 4:24 p.m. Eastern time (9:24 p.m. GMT), mission controllers confirmed that the module landed

near the Malpert A crater, about 300 kilometers from the lunar South Pole,

where it will remain approximately seven days until night falls in this region and it becomes inoperable.

Odysseus, as this Nova-C series module manufactured by the firm based in Houston (Texas) has been called, and which took off on February 15 from Florida propelled by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, has also been erected today in the first private American spacecraft to reach the natural satellite.