Japanese Moon Landing Attempt Falls Short At ‘Very End’

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  • Japanese lunar exploration company ispace attempted to land its first cargo mission on the moon on Tuesday, but lost communication with the spacecraft and has deemed the attempt unsuccessful.
  • “We are very proud of the fact that we have achieved many things during this Mission 1,” CEO Takeshi Hakamada said, speaking from Tokyo, Japan.
  • The company’s mission carried scientific research and other payloads, with no people on board.