Moon landing: Odysseus makes first US lunar landing in over 50 years

February 23, 2024

This image provided by Intuitive Machines shows its Odysseus lunar lander with the Earth in the background on Feb. 16, 2024. The image was captured shortly after separation from SpaceX’s second stage on Intuitive Machines’ first journey to the moon. AP AUDIO: Private lander makes first US moon landing in more than 50 years, but signal weak. Japan scored a lunar landing last month, joining earlier triumphs by Russia, U.S., China and India. FILE - This photo provided by Intuitive Machines shows the company’s IM-1 Nova-C lunar lander in Houston in October 2023.