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Israels Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes on the Moons Surface

Israels Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes on the Moons Surface

first_imgStay on target Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the moon’s surface after experiencing difficulties during its landing process.On Thursday, April 11, around 3:25 p.m., Beresheet tried to make a gentle touchdown on the moon’s surface, however, the spacecraft experienced some communication and technical problems in the process, BBC News reported.While @NASA regrets the end of the @TeamSpaceIL mission without a successful lunar landing, we congratulate SpaceIL, Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the accomplishment of sending the first privately funded mission into lunar orbit. https://t.co/XwHpN5M8Pu pic.twitter.com/cfMtP4srDr— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) April 11, 2019SpaceIL broke the news on its livestream of the landing attempt, and it’s unknown what caused Beresheet to malfunction when it was close to the moon, CNBC noted. “We have a failure of the spacecraft … we have not landed successfully,” SpaceIL said in the livestream.Don’t stop believing! We came close but unfortunately didn’t succeed with the landing process. More updates to follow.#SpaceIL #Beresheet pic.twitter.com/QnLAwEdKRv— Israel To The Moon (@TeamSpaceIL) April 11, 2019If the Beresheet mission went well, Israel would have been the fourth nation to land on the moon’s surface. Previously, only government space agencies from China, the former Soviet Union, and the U.S. have achieved successful moon landings.Hey @GalGadot, from one Wonder Woman to another, got any tips?#Beresheet #IsraelToTheMoon #SpaceIL pic.twitter.com/I06S79PToi— Israel To The Moon (@TeamSpaceIL) April 11, 2019Despite this major hiccup, Israel’s Beresheet mission still had some positive accomplishments: On April 4, Israel became the seventh nation to orbit the moon, and Beresheet managed to capture some amazing photos of the far side of the moon.Beresheet’s mission partners, Space IL and Israel Aerospace Industries have not provided additional updates on the situation yet.More on Geek.com: Watch: Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Is Preparing to Land on the MoonIsrael’s Beresheet Lander Takes Stunning Photos of the Far Side of the MoonIsrael Just Became the Seventh Nation to Successfully Orbit the Moon Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface last_img read more