Israel's moon landing dream lives on with Beresheet 2

CNET | 4/15/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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The surface of the moon as seen by Beresheet moments before it crashed into the lunar surface.

The ambitious Beresheet moon mission was spectacular and heartbreaking. Isaeli nonprofit SpaceIL achieved the first moon orbit by a privately funded spacecraft, but a mysterious engine problem dashed its hopes of safely placing the lander on the moon last week. The crash didn't end the dream.

SpaceIL - Weekend - Plans - Beresheet - Mission

SpaceIL over the weekend announced plans for the Beresheet 2 mission with a statement from Morris Khan, the Israeli entrepreneur who put up millions toward financing the first lander.

Khan cited the worldwide support, encouragement and excitement for the first mission, and said SpaceIL would build a new spacecraft and try again for a moon landing. "We are going to complete the mission," he said.

Beresheet - Team - Member - Ben - Nathaniel

Beresheet team member Ben Nathaniel took to Reddit for a Q&A, but SpaceIL has not yet finished its evaluation of what went wrong with the lander and its...
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