SpaceX Prepares To Launch Israeli Moon Lander


An Israeli moon lander may get into the air today. As long as the weather holds, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised to take off this evening from Cape Canaveral carrying SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander. If all goes as planned, Israel would become the 4th country after Russia, the United States and China to have a craft safely land on the moon's surface. The craft will take a slow trajectory to the moon with touchdown expected in April. The Beresheet lander's name is Hebrew and represents the first part of the book of Genesis that says "In The Beginning." It's mission is to record video and take panoramic images of the moon. The Elon Musk company's Falcon 9 rocket will also be transporting an Indonesian communications satellite into space along with the Beresheet lunar lander.

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