Historic Lunar Landing!

February 22, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Oddie made it!!  "We can confirm without a doubt the equipment is on the moon," Dr. Tim Crane said on the NASA broadcast. "Odysseus has a new home."

A nail-biting and exciting evening as we listened to hear the fate of Odysseus, after facing some problems that were worked out during a few additional Moon orbits, the lander made a successful landing in the South Pole region of the Moon. This is the first time in over 50 years that a US built spacecraft has landed on the Moon.

Intuitive Machine's lander launched last week on a Falcon 9 from Kennedy Space Center, which also was a milestone for myself as it was the first launch for me to ever photograph the nebula effect during a launch.

Now, as I gaze up at the moon tonight,  I wonder what part of the South Pole that little guy is hanging out at, excited about the potential and possibilities
this will bring for further exploration.

Click the photo to open a larger version, do you think you can see anything?

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