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NASA spacecraft around moon spots likely crash site of Russia's lost lunar lander

Sep. 01, 2023 09:48 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft around the moon has found the likely crash site of Russia’s lost lunar lander. The Luna 25 lander slammed into the moon last month, a harsh end to Russia’s first moon mission in almost half a century. Based on observations by its...

A failed lunar mission dents Russian pride and reflects deeper problems with Moscow's space industry

Aug. 22, 2023 20:47 PM EDT

An ambitious but failed attempt by Russia to return to the moon after nearly half a century has exposed the massive challenges faced by Moscow's once-proud space program. The destruction of the robotic Luna-25 probe, which crashed onto the surface of the moon over the weekend,...