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U.S. moon lander revealed first images and they’re breathtaking

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Intuitive Machines’ lunar lander called Nova-C or Odysseus launched successfully on Thursday and has sent back the first images from its IM-1 mission.

The pictures include views of Earth taken while still close to home, as well as partial selfies of the lander itself.

The receding second stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket can be seen in the distance after spacecraft separation.

So far the lander is reported to be in excellent health and has passed key milestones like engine firing tests as it remains on track for its planned February 22nd moon landing attempt.

Intuitive Machines’ posted that the spacecraft is “in excellent health.”

The company added that it was “the first-ever in-space ignition of a liquid methane and liquid oxygen engine.”

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