We Finally Landed on the Bottom of the Moon!





Humans have been hurling spacecraft at the Moon for over 60 years. But even with all that practice, it's still quite the challenge to successfully land something on the surface. Case in point: in August 2023, two missions attempted to land near the lunar south pole, and only one succeeded. Hosted by: Reid Reimers (he/him)
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Luna-25 | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M


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NASA’s LRO Observes Crater Likely from Luna 25 Impact


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NASA’s LRO Observes Chandrayaan-3 Landing Site

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