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Japanese company's lander heads for the moon with a rover from the United Arab Emirates

Japanese company’s lander heads for the moon with a rover from the United Arab Emirates

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Tokyo company aimed for the moon with its own private lander on Sunday, blasting off atop a SpaceX rocket with the United Arab Emirates’ first lunar rover and a toy-like robot from Japan designed to roll up there in the gray dust. It will take nearly five months for …

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NASA's Orion capsule heads for splashdown after Artemis I's flight around the moon

NASA’s Orion capsule heads for splashdown after Artemis I’s flight around the moon

Dec 11 (Reuters) – NASA’s uncrewed Orion capsule zipped through space on Sunday on the final round-trip leg of its journey around the moon and back, capping the inaugural mission of the Artemis lunar program 50 years a day for day after Apollo’s last moon landing. The gumball-shaped Orion capsule, carrying a simulated crew of …

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Artemis 1 spacecraft heads into Sunday's splashdown to wrap up historic mission

Artemis 1 spacecraft heads into Sunday’s splashdown to wrap up historic mission

Capping off a 25-day trip around the moon, NASA’s Artemis 1 spacecraft edged closer to Earth on Saturday, on track for a 25,000mph re-entry on Sunday that will subject the unmanned capsule to hellish hell of 5,000 degrees before splashing off Baja California. In an unexpected but symbolic coincidence, the end of the Artemis 1 …

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