The American-based Navajo Nation has raised an objection to the latest ‘space funeral’, calling for the mission to be delayed because it would ‘desecrate’ the Moon according to their Indigenous beliefs.
To be clear, the Navajo Nation is not indigenous to the Moon…
Common sense prevailed, and the Vulcan Centaur set off as scheduled on January 8 and is due to arrive on the Moon February 23 with a mixed payload of scientific instruments and commercial interests.
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