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February 23, 2024


San Diego Mesa College Alumnus Mario Romero, member of Odysseus Lunar Landing crew makes history

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San Diego Mesa College Alumnus Mario Romero, member of Odysseus Lunar Landing crew makes history

San Diego Mesa College Alumnus Mario Romero made history as part of a team from Intuitive Machines’ whose uncrewed lander made history Thursday as the first privately owned spacecraft to touch down on the lunar surface. It was also the first U.S. vehicle to accomplish this in more than 50 years. After four years of preparations, the company’s 14-foot-tall Nova-C lander navigated to a spot near the moon’s South Pole. It was the 24th mission to softly land on the moon since 1966. And with it comes a new era of exploration. Read More

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