Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Fails to Land on Moon Successfully, Say Officials
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: Broadcast replay of the attempted landing on the moon by Beresheet spacecraft.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft failed to land on the moon on Thursday, according to SpaceIL officials.
SpaceIL is a non-profit organization established in 2011 that was aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon.
The spacecraft was named Beresheet, which is Hebrew for “in the beginning” or Genesis.
“We’ve had a failure with the spacecraft. We unfortunately have not managed to land successfully,” SpaceIL officials said Thursday afternoon said.
Circumstances around what caused the failure is unknown at this time.
Israel could have joined the U.S., Russia, and China as the only nations to land on the moon.
— Israel To The Moon (@TeamSpaceIL) April 11, 2019