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Russia launches Luna-25 moon lander, its 1st lunar probe in 47 years


Russia reignited its moon exploration program at the moment (Aug. 10), sending a lander towards Earth’s nearest neighbor.

The Luna-25 mission lifted off at the moment at 7:10 p.m. EDT (2310 GMT) atop a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s far japanese Amur Area. The launch picked up the place the previous Soviet Union left off in 1976, when Luna-24 efficiently delivered about 6.2 ounces (170 grams) of moon samples to Earth.

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