Russia's Luna-25 Crashes Into Moon
The Russian moon lander was scheduled to land on the moon on August 21st, but instead spun out of control and crashed into the moon.
MOSCOW - After Russia launched its first moon lander in nearly 50 years on the Soyuz-2 Fregat rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome on August 11th, the Luna-25, which was scheduled to land on the moon on August 21st instead crashed into the moon after a failed orbital adjustment.
Russian state news said that the Luna-25 automatic station "switched to an off-design orbit" and collided with the moon, after which it "ceased to exist", according to the press service of Russia's state space program Roskosmos.
Efforts To Locate Craft And Restore Contact Were Unsuccessful:
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