Failed Explorers

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Can you name the explorers from their failed missions?

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ExpeditionExplorerReason for failure
Circumnavigation of the EarthImpaled and killed by a bamboo spear from a native of the Philippines (crew eventually completed the mission)
Searching for a route to IndiaLanded in the Bahamas and decided to begin the age of European colonization
Find the Northwest PassageCrew mutinied and set him adrift in his namesake bay
Land on the Moon (hint: name the mission)Oxygen tank exploded, damaging the electrical system
Complete a round-the-world flightDisappeared over the central Pacific Ocean
Reach the South Pole (1908)Lack of food and frostbite forced him to abandon the mission 97 miles shy of the pole
Reach the North Pole (questionable completion)Expedition contained no one trained in navigation, and recorded speeds of expedition are inconsistent
Explore the North Pacific and pass through the Bering StraitStabbed to death by Hawaiians while ships were being repaired
Find the supposed Fountain of YouthMission is impossible
Find a sailing route to Northeast AsiaHe ran into Newfoundland

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