Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

Israeli team says it will build a second lunar lander after its first one crashed into the Moon

Israeli team says it will build a second lunar lander after its first one crashed into the Moon
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<p>Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL has officially decided to build a second lunar lander <a href=after its first lunar lander crashed into the surface of the Moon last week. Morris Kahn, the Israeli entrepreneur who backed much of SpaceIL’s first mission, announced the decision on Twitter this weekend. However, the nonprofit has not provided many details about when and how the second mission will take place.

“In the light of all the support that I’ve got, from all over the world, and the wonderful messages of support and encouragement and excitement, I’ve decided we’re going to actually establish Beresheet Shtayim,” Kahn said in a video posted on Saturday, April 13th. “Beresheet,” which means “Genesis” in Hebrew, was the name of the first lander, and…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311238/israel-spaceil-beresheet-lunar-lander-second-try

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