Israel Announces Mission To Land Spacecraft On The Moon

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An Israeli-built unmanned spacecraft will be launched in December from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) officials said.

The $95 million project, begun seven years ago as part of a Google technology contest to land a small probe on the moon, was conducted together with IAI.

If all goes well, the SpaceIL spider-like craft will give Israel entry into the exclusive club of just three nations – Russia, the US, and China – that have so far achieved a controlled landing on the moon’s surface.

“We will put the Israeli flag on the moon,” said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL.

 

 

 

Read more at Times of Israel.

{Matzav.com}

6 COMMENTS

  1. Is this the spacecraft which looks like parts put together from their storage in garage that they’ll be sending out?

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