Israel’s moon dream shattered as craft crashes into lunar surface

Beresheet, an Israeli spacecraft could not successfully soft land on the moon and crashed on the lunar surface. Beresheet was the first privately funded spacecraft which aimed to land on the moon. Only government space agencies from the former Soviet Union, the US and China have achieved soft lunar landings. If the landing had been… Continue reading Israel’s moon dream shattered as craft crashes into lunar surface

Israel sends world’s first privately funded mission to moon

Israel has launched the Beresheet- world’s first largely privately funded spacecraft to land on the moon. If the landing is successful, Israel will become the fourth nation to soft land on moon after the former Soviet Union (Luna 2, 1959), the USA (Ranger 4, 1962) and China (Chang’e 4, 2018) Beresheet was flown by Space… Continue reading Israel sends world’s first privately funded mission to moon