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Latest on Nasa’s tipped-over Moon lander Odysseus: Tech & Science Daily podcast

Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Odysseus lander is ready to blast off on a week-long journey to the Moon on Valentine’s Day (Intuitive Machines/Nasa/PA)
Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Odysseus lander is ready to blast off on a week-long journey to the Moon on Valentine’s Day (Intuitive Machines/Nasa/PA)

Nasa says its moon lander Odysseus is “alive and well”, despite having toppled over during lunar touchdown.

The first US moon shot since 1972 has not gone smoothly after the six-legged, 13ft feet tall cylinder-shaped spacecraft tripped over and fell on its side.

Tech & Science Daily podcast hears from Matthew Cosby, of Cornwall-based Goonhilly Earth Station, which is helping Odysseus transmit data back to Earth.

Privacy campaigners have raised concerns about a new satellite capable of picking out faces and numbers plates from space.

Around £675 million has been poured into a start-up specialising in humanoid robotics with artificial intelligence inside - with backers including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft.

Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute exploring the ocean off the coast of Chile have discovered a huge underwater mountain that’s home to more than 100 new species, including corals and lobsters.

Researchers from Hochshule Geisenheim University in Germany have discovered a new method of squeezing apple juice that they say may help to boost its health benefits.

Healthy compounds in juice were maximised by using a spiral filtration technique.

Elon Musk is taking on email providers with his own service, which is expected to integrate with his social media platform, X.

A collectable coin celebrating George Michael has been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

The £5 coin - which costs considerably more than its face value - features the late Highgate singer’s signature look from his debut solo album Faith.

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