First US lunar rover headed to the moon and college students made it

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‘Iris’ the small and lightweight rover will ride to the lunar surface on the rocket-powered Peregrine lander.

The U.S. has had quite a presence on the moon throughout history. We landed the first person on its surface, staked the first flag, brought back samples, and we’re headed back in just a few years. But strangely, there’s one thing the United States has never done.

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