SpaceX ready to launch private-led Moon mission

14 February 2024
2024-02-14 10:11

Final preparations are underway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida where a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to blast off early Wednesday, carrying a privately built lunar lander to the Moon.

Intuitive Machines, the Houston-based company leading mission "IM-1," is aiming to become the first company to achieve a soft touchdown on Earth's celestial sibling, and land the first US robot on the surface since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

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