At approximately 1:53 a.m. EST, the Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander successfully deployed from SpaceX’s Falcon 9 second stage.

Onboard the lander are NASA scientific instruments and technology demonstrations, as well as other commercial payloads, heading to the Moon. Intuitive Machines was selected for this delivery as part of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative and Artemis campaign. Coming up, Nova-C will power on and begin its journey to the lunar surface.

Intuitive Machines Moon Lander Successfully Deploys