Russia's First Moon Mission in Decades Ends in Crash Landing 

– Russia's first moon mission in nearly 50 years has ended in a crash landing.

– The spacecraft, Luna 25, was supposed to execute a soft landing on the south pole of the moon on August 21.

– The crash landing occurred after the spacecraft experienced an "emergency situation" during a maneuver to enter the pre-landing orbit.

– This is the second failed moon landing attempt in the last two years, after India's Chandrayaan-2 mission crashed in 2019.

– China is the only country that has successfully landed a spacecraft on the moon since 1976.

– Russia plans to launch a series of lunar missions in the coming years, including Luna 26 and Luna 27.

– Luna 25 was a robotic spacecraft that was designed to study the south pole of the moon.

– The spacecraft was equipped with a variety of scientific instruments, including a camera, a spectrometer, and a drill.

– The crash landing occurred at approximately 10:30 AM UTC on August 20.

– The cause of the crash landing is still under investigation.

– The crash landing is a setback for Russia's space program, but it does not mean that the program is doomed.