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US spacecraft lands on south pole of the moon

By Steve Gorman and Joey Roulette
Updated February 26 2024 - 8:06am, first published February 23 2024 - 11:13am
The six-legged Intuitive Machines robot lander, dubbed Odysseus, has touched down on the moon. (AP PHOTO)
The six-legged Intuitive Machines robot lander, dubbed Odysseus, has touched down on the moon. (AP PHOTO)

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines has landed near the south pole of the moon, the first US touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever achieved entirely by the private sector.

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