Russia’s Luna-25 Spacecraft Crashes Into the Moon

From a Wall Street Journal story by Bojan Pancevski headlined “Russia’s Luna-25 Spacecraft Crashes Into the Moon”:

Russia’s first mission to the moon in nearly 50 years ended in a disaster as its unmanned Luna-25 spacecraft crashed while attempting to land on the unexplored south pole, Russian authorities said Sunday.

Russia was racing with India to become the first nation to land a rover on the area of the moon that scientists believe could hold water and other elements that could support a human settlement in the future.