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South Korea explores the Moon, with more missions to come

South Korea explores the Moon, with more missions to come

An undated photo provided by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute of the Danuri’s final inspections at the Daejeon, South Korea, facility prior to shipment to Florida. (Korea Institute for Aerospace Research via The New York Times) South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. But he doesn’t want to stop there. “We also plan …

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying South Korea

SpaceX launches South Korea’s first-ever moon mission, lands rocket at sea

South Korea is on its way to the moon. The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) took off today (August 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launching South Korea’s first-ever deep-space mission and setting the stage for more ambitious lunar efforts down the road. KPLO, also known as Danuri, “will be the first step to …

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