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First US moon lander in half a century stops working a week after tipping over at touchdown

Feb. 29, 2024 18:46 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since the Apollo astronauts fell silent Thursday, a week after breaking a leg at touchdown and tipping over near the lunar south pole. Intuitive Machines’ lander, Odysseus, lasted longer than the company...

Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

Feb. 29, 2024 03:55 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket on Thursday successfully put an Iranian satellite into orbit, a launch that underlined increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Tehran. Russia's state-run Roscosmos corporation said that a Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Vostochny launch...

Private US moon lander still working after breaking leg and falling, but not for long

Feb. 28, 2024 21:45 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first private U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon broke a leg at touchdown before falling over, according to company officials who said Wednesday it was on the verge of losing power. Intuitive Machines, the company that built the lander, released new...

Russian space officials say air leak at International Space Station poses no danger to its crew

Feb. 28, 2024 16:43 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials on Wednesday acknowledged a continuing air leak from the Russian segment of the International Space Station, but said it poses no danger to its crew. The Roscosmos state corporation said that specialists were monitoring the leak and the crew...

Toppled moon lander sends back more images, with only hours left until it dies

Feb. 27, 2024 11:14 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moon lander that ended up on its side managed to beam back more pictures, with only hours remaining before it dies. Intuitive Machines posted new photos of the moon’s unexplored south polar region Tuesday. The company's lander,...

Japan's moon lander survives a second weekslong lunar night, beating predictions

Feb. 26, 2024 19:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's first moon lander responded to a signal from Earth, suggesting it has survived a second freezing weekslong lunar night, Japan's space agency said Monday. JAXA called the signal, received late Sunday night, a “miracle” because the probe was not designed to...

Sideways moon landing cuts mission short, private US lunar lander will stop working Tuesday

Feb. 26, 2024 12:20 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander is expected to stop working Tuesday, its mission cut short after landing sideways near the south pole of the moon. Intuitive Machines, the Houston company that built and flew the spacecraft, said Monday it will continue to...

China's homegrown C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show, but not quite ready to compete

Feb. 26, 2024 04:44 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has a long way to go before it can compete with aircraft from market leaders Boeing and Airbus. ...

Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up, the company says

Feb. 23, 2024 22:16 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon’s south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday. Intuitive Machines initially believed its six-footed lander, Odysseus, was upright after...

Here's a look at moon landing hits and misses

Feb. 23, 2024 19:52 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Landing a spacecraft on the moon has long been a series of hits and misses. Now, a U.S. company has become the first private outfit to achieve a safe moon landing. Only five countries have done it. A lander built by Intuitive Machines...