Intuitive Machines, the private company that made the lander, initially believed its spacecraft was upright when it landed Thursday. But officials said Friday it almost certainly tipped over on its side, covering up some antennas and hampering communications. Intuitive Machines is the first private business to pull off a moon landing, a feat previously achieved by only five countries. And it’s the first U.S. moon landing in more than 50 years.
“It was a long week,” Kenwood senior Calvin Robins Jr. said. “Nobody believes in us, but that doesn’t matter because everyone in that [locker room] does.”
McMichael’s body responded well to medication for MRSA.
It began in 1970 with the death of Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell, a colorful old school downstate pol known for cutting deals that benefited southern Illinois — and himself. And the long tawdry saga could soon see its final chapter with the expected sale of a country home in Vienna, Ill.