United States for first time since 1972 landed spacecraft to surface of moon

The American landing module Nova-C (“Odysseus”) landed on the surface of the moon. The broadcast was carried out on the website of the US National Directorate in Aeronautics and Space Research (NASA).

The device safely landed in the South Pole in 02.23 in Turkish time.

“Today, for the first time in more than half a century, the United States has returned to the moon. Today is the day that demonstrates the power and prospects of NASA commercial partnership,” NASA administrator Bill Nelson said on the air.

The device was built as part of the IM-1 mission by the American company Intuitive Machines.

Odysseus became the first spacecraft of the United States of a private company that made a soft landing on the surface of the moon after the Apollo-17 mission in 1972.

Odyssey spacecraft was launched into the orbit of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the site of the Space Center named after John Kennedy (Florida) February 15.

“Odysseus” also carries six different useful loads that NASA plans to use as part of the Artemis mission.