The Israeli lunar lander Beresheet crashed on the surface of the moon, possibly introducing life to outer space in the form of tardigrades.
“We are going to actually put a new spacecraft on the moon and we are going to complete the mission,” billionaire Morris Kahn said.
South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn gave $40 million for the $100 million project.
Yariv Bash was diagnosed as paraplegic two years before he sent a spacecraft to the moon for Israel.
After entering orbit, the spacecraft lost its main engine and went into an uncontrolled descent.
Close to two months after the initial launch, an Israeli spacecraft has gone into the moon’s orbit and will attempt to land on its surface.
The spacecraft moved to an elliptical orbit around the earth that will intersect the moon’s orbit and be captured in it on April 4.
A plaque on the outside of the module, which is about the size of a washing machine, reads “small country, big dreams” and “Am Yisrael Chai.”
It was actually a pretty awesome week in Jewish news.
If Israel succeeds it will become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon.