A spacecraft from Japan has successfully reached the surface of the moon, making Japan the fifth country to achieve this feat. A video captured the moment of the spacecraft’s landing.
Japan has now achieved the feat of placing a spacecraft on the moon, joining four other countries. The successful landing of its Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (Slim) on Friday was confirmed by Hitoshi Kuninaka, the leader of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency. Kuninaka also mentioned that the spacecraft is functioning properly and following commands from Earth. Unfortunately, there were complications with the solar panels, causing the spacecraft to be unable to produce electricity.