Bereishit appears to have landed crashed on the Moon, failing to achieve Israel’s goal of being just the fourth country to land on the Moon.
Israel “likely won’t be the fourth country in the world” to land, the crowd was told. “We are on the moon, but not in the way we wanted. But we will check again.”
The spacecraft’s engine failed during landing and the crew team lost communication with the rocket. Though the team was able to regain communications and recover from the engine failure, it was not in time to save the spacecraft from crashing.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try again,” said Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.