Private US craft enters lunar orbit before touchdown

Updated February 22 2024 - 5:20am, first published 5:14am
The Nova-C lander has entered a circular orbit above the lunar surface, the company behind it says. (AP PHOTO)
The Nova-C lander has entered a circular orbit above the lunar surface, the company behind it says. (AP PHOTO)

A moon lander built by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines has reached lunar orbit, heading for an attempt at the first touchdown on earth's nearest celestial neighbour by a private spacecraft.

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