NASA selects 9 scientists to join Korea’s 2022 Lunar Pathfinder Orbiter mission

Nine American scientists will join South Korea’s first lunar orbit mission to launch next year.

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in August 2022 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft will orbit the Moon for about a year, representing South Korea’s first space exploration mission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit, according to a statement from NASA.

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