One giant tumble for mankind! NASA confirms its Odysseus lunar aircraft has TIPPED OVER onto its side after failed landing on the moon

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Odysseus is believed to be laying horizontal on the lunar surface after landing
  • Intuitive Machines said the ‘soft landing’ was based on old data  

NASA has confirmed that the first private owned spacecraft to land on the moon has ‘tipped over on its side.’ 

Intuitive Machines had previously received data that Odysseus was standing with its six feet on the ground, but updates reveled the lander is laying on the lunar landscape.

The company noted one of the legs became caught, causing it to fall onto its side.

CEO Steve Altemus explained he and his team were not deliberately misleading the public by sharing on X that Odysseus had a ‘soft landing,’ but the team was working off ‘old data.’

This is a developing story… More to come. 

NASA has confirmed that the first private owned spacecraft to land on the moon has ‘tipped over on its side’ (stock)

Odysseus is believed to be getting solar power, but laying on its side is hindering radio transmission.

Altemus explained in a press conference that the craft’s foot caught the surface while moving sideways, resulting in the lander tipping onto a rock.

The majority of the payloads are in view, allowing each to collect science.

‘We are hopeful the top deck solar array is not damaged and that the sun comes around the lander to get some power,’ said Altemus, as he used a model to show Odysseus’ position on the moon.

He continued to explain in the press conference that Odysseus has much of its operating abilities regardless of being tipped over. 

Intuitive Machines had previously received data that Odysseus was standing with its six feet on the ground, but updates reveled the lander is laying on the lunar landscape. The company held a press conference and used a model to show the craft's position

Intuitive Machines had previously received data that Odysseus was standing with its six feet on the ground, but updates reveled the lander is laying on the lunar landscape. The company held a press conference and used a model to show the craft’s position

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