# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# 🌖 ***MOON LANDING Thread ***

First chance is at 6:24 Eastern. They have until 8:24 or it’s done.

Former Senator and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson was just on CNN explaining the problem. The landing isn’t with radar, it’s with lights and the lights aren’t working. They have a backup.

Oh and William Shatner will be on to comment.

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#### H2O Man

(73,719 posts)I hope they rescue Alice. Can't believe Ralph did that.

#### blogslug

(38,028 posts)#### underpants

(183,107 posts)#### PuraVidaDreamin

(4,113 posts)#### underpants

(183,107 posts)#### mahatmakanejeeves

(57,828 posts)#### Emile

(23,286 posts)#### Kennah

(14,379 posts)#### PuraVidaDreamin

(4,113 posts)awaiting...

#### Kennah

(14,379 posts)#### Kennah

(14,379 posts)#### PuraVidaDreamin

(4,113 posts)may need to recycle the antennas.

#### Kennah

(14,379 posts)#### PuraVidaDreamin

(4,113 posts)They have given themselves a round of applause.

"We have confirmed our equipment is on the surface of the Moon" Flight director Craine

#### underpants

(183,107 posts)#### relayerbob

(6,563 posts)#### SoFlaBro

(2,025 posts)#### Eugene

(61,979 posts)Applause at Mission Control.

The lander is intact and communicating.

This was so fun.

#### Kennah

(14,379 posts)#### Drum

(9,224 posts)SCIENCE + BRAVERY!

#### IcyPeas

(21,961 posts)#### underpants

(183,107 posts)I was 2.

This was so fun.

#### Hermit-The-Prog

(33,611 posts)#### underpants

(183,107 posts)Of course it’s cloudy tonight. 😡

#### Hermit-The-Prog

(33,611 posts)Missed it all.

#### orangecrush

(19,687 posts)#### pfitz59

(10,430 posts)we need to build a stairway to the stars.

#### Walleye

(31,192 posts)#### Cheezoholic

(2,053 posts)It's 1000% harder when you start throwing big brained apes inside these things. I don't think most understand how really really hard this shit is.

Hoping for success

#### Think. Again.

(9,018 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(6,626 posts)Intuitive Machines makes first U.S. moon landing in 51 years

While it reached the surface and was communicating with the ground, the exact condition of the lander was unknown.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/02/22/moon-landing-intuitive-machines-odysseus-nasa-live/

#### Mr.Bill

(24,385 posts)I wouldn't be surprised if we learned more from this than we did from manned landings. We've learned a lot about Mars without sending people there.

#### CaptainTruth

(6,626 posts)Elmo couldn't design a rocket engine to save his life. Nor could he design the electronics or write the telemetry code required to return a booster stage from the edge of space & land it gently upright.

Hate Elmo for what he is, a right-wing nutjob, as I do, but please don't hate all the brilliant engineers & technicians who make SpaceX a successful company (blowing away Boeing & the ULA).

Just MHO...

#### LastDemocratInSC

(3,658 posts)Musk is standing on the shoulders of giants.