Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One at Lacus Mortis on the moon – the first American spacecraft expected to make a soft lunar landing in nearly 50 years.
Credit: Astrobotic Technology Inc.



If all stays on track, the DNA of Arthur Clarke, the gifted visionary writer, will be placed on Earth’s moon next year. That’s also the fictional home of an alien monolith as detailed by Clarke in his Space Odyssey series and rendered into visual manifestation by film maker Stanley Kubrick in the epic movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Red circle (upper right) indicates touchdown locale for Peregrine lunar lander – Lacus Mortis — an area on the northeastern part of the Moon.
Credit: Celestis, Inc.




Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One is to be launched by United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, then make a touchdown in an area on the northeastern part of the Moon called “Lacus Mortis.”


For more details, go to my newly posted story:

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