The Russian area mission Leona 24 has failed after a catastrophe on its journey to the moon. Picture: File
Moscow: After almost 50 years, Russia’s Luna 25 mission to the moon has been destroyed after hitting the lunar floor on the final minute.
After 1976, Russia despatched a contemporary spacecraft to the moon, which was the primary to orbit the moon. It was presupposed to land close to a crater on the moon known as Bogiuslovsky Crater, situated on the lunar south pole.
Earlier than his closing journey, he despatched beautiful pictures of the moon again to Earth.
At current, the earth and different objects may be seen in his magnificent pictures. The 800 kg Leona 25 was launched into area final Friday. After that, it steadily moved in the direction of the moon and now it had change into the boss of its orbit. Its primary mission included the seek for water on the moon, nevertheless it was additionally answerable for chemical testing of soil composition and gathering samples.
On Saturday, the mission spun uncontrolled, then misplaced contact and is believed to have since strayed from orbit and crashed into the moon. It ought to be famous that the Russian mission known as Leona 24 was despatched to the moon in 1976.