Russia’s First Moon Mission in 47 Years Ends in Failure as Luna-25 Crashes on Lunar Surface

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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Russia's first moon mission in 47 years failed when its Luna-25 spacecraft spun out of control and crashed into the moon after a problem preparing for pre-landing orbit, underscoring the post-Soviet decline of a once mighty space programme.

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