Private Lunar Mission Takes Off: Nova-C Odysseus Makes History!

World |Author: Diana Kavardzhikova | February 15, 2024, Thursday // 11:26|  views

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An American private lunar lander from Intuitive Machines was launched after a 24-hour delay due to fuel issues. The Nova-C Odysseus lander, developed by the spaceflight company Intuitive Machines (IM), could be the first private mission, known as IM-1, to successfully land undamaged on the lunar surface.

The successful launch of the Nova-C Odysseus comes one month after another American spacecraft, Peregrine, failed to land due to fuel depletion. If everything goes according to plan, Odysseus could attempt a lunar landing on February 22nd.

The landing of Odysseus will mark the first return to the Moon by the United States since the last mission of the Apollo program – Apollo 17 – over 50 years ago.

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