written by elizabeth howell, on april 25th, 2023

who: japanese based company ispace

what: attempted first lunar landing by a private company. should hakuto-r make it, the lander will be the first privately operated spacecraft to land safely on the moon. 

when: ispace plans to place the hakuto-r lander on the moon on tuesday (april 25) at 12:40 p.m. edt (1640 gmt).

interesting paragraph: (para 5) the hakuto-r spacecraft launched in december 2022 atop a spacex falcon 9 rocket and is in a roughly circular orbit some 62 miles (100 kilometers) above the lunar surface. the spacecraft has sent numerous incredible images from orbit already.

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