Israel to the Moon, February 2019

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning…

February 21, 2019: Israel is scheduled to launch their first satellite to the moon. Israel looks to join Russia, China, and the United States and land a craft on the moon. The Beresheet lunar craft will be launched on top the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 8:45 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Beresheet was created by a non profit company SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries. The cost of the journey is $100 million. The craft would be the first privately funded project to land on the moon.

The trip to the moon will take 8 weeks. The 5 foot craft is scheduled to land on the moon April 11, 2019. See the video below from SpaceIL for the lunar landing plan.

For more details on the launch. See the link below.

Beresheet is Hebrew for “in the beginning”.

One Response to “Israel to the Moon, February 2019”

  1. Isn’t earth revolving around sun?

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