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Private U.S. spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up

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By MARCIA DUNN

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good progress! i believe it will getting better and better! congratulations on your success and keep up the good work!

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Yes, somehow I estimated something like that, not because the early communication errors but mainly because that chosen photograph that went around all news had been taken shortly before landing, so it was highly probable that something went wrong, otherwise those tricksters had spread a clearly convincing selfie photograph after a real successful landing. lol

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Jaxa’s SLIM = upside down

Intuitive Machines’ NOVA-C = on its side

Future SPACE-X craft = perfect landing and full incorporation rights to the entire Moon.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Seems many are far too envious of their success. Far better to focus not others but one's own path and vision!

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Maybe if they placed the heavy stuff down below, with a hemisphere base, these things could right themselves...

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Space craft are falling over or down these days.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Oh ffs. Maybe the only suitable landers are the ones like they did on Mars that can bounce around and end right sight up no matter what happenes.

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I wonder whether they can practice throwing these landers out of aircraft until they can stick the landing.

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The last 5 yards can make you or break you.

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What an incredible waste of money. More man made junk on the moon.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Yet, with far less advanced technology NASA successfully put HUMANS on the lunar surface several times....

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" Snapped a Leg "?

Oh Lord, cast the darn thing, LOL.

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Didn’t end up on its roof, that’s a win. There’s two more of these planned so opportunities for quick improvement.

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He said it was coming in too fast and may have snapped a leg.

No... He didn't say that. He said that a theory is the leg got caught in a hole and resulted in it tipping, while another theory would be a fractured leg. He didnt say anything about it coming in too fast. If anything, they confirmed it was at exact speeds they were expecting. NASA even said the approach of landing they took was one they will plan to use in the future due to its success.

The fact that a public company, who probably spent less than what the government normally would for this kind of thing, was able to even get this close to perfection is absolutely amazing. People tend to underestimate the extremely complex physics and environmental factors that come in when trying to land on the moon. If it was easy, there would be more than just 5 countries on it by now.

Please rewatch the interview, assuming you did in the first place.

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Make them weeble-shaped, or give them simple mechanisms to right themselves.

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Herve L’Eisa: Yet, with far less advanced technology NASA successfully put HUMANS on the lunar surface several times

With an unlimited budget and two people on board you can do amazing things. The object of the IM lander is to do these things for a small fraction of the cost. It’s a learning process but silly mistakes (like switching on the LIDAR properly) aside, IM can get there.

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