Private moon lander’s SpaceX launch delayed a month, to February

Several SpaceX launch delays have pushed a commercial moon lander’s liftoff back by a month. 

Intuitive Machines, which had hoped to launch its robotic IM-1 mission no earlier than Jan. 12, 2024, will now wait an extra month to launch with SpaceX. The new launch window begins no earlier than mid-February, Intuitive representatives said in a release on Tuesday (Dec. 19). Once the launch window opens, it will last several days.