Odysseus moon lander hailed a success by officials

Updated February 29 2024 - 2:20pm, first published 2:17pm
The Odysseus lander is beaming back pictures of the moon as its nears the final hours of its life. (AP PHOTO)
The Odysseus lander is beaming back pictures of the moon as its nears the final hours of its life. (AP PHOTO)

Odysseus, the first US spacecraft to land on the moon in half a century, neared a mission-ending slumber on Wednesday, six days after a lopsided touchdown that hindered its operation, though NASA and the company behind the vehicle cheered its performance as a success.

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