Peregrine moon lander may be doomed after ‘critical loss’ of propellant


The first U.S. spacecraft to attempt a soft landing on the moon in more than 50 years is experiencing a “critical loss of propellant,” potentially dooming the mission.

The Peregrine spacecraft, owned by the private American company Astrobotic Technology, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Vulcan rocket at 2:18 a.m. EST (0718 GMT) today (Jan. 8). 

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