Crash landing does not crush SpaceIL dreams
April 12, 2019, 8:53 am
Israeli kids watch the attempted landing on the moon of the Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet at the President's residence in Jerusalem on April 11, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90
On its descent to the moon’s surface on April 11 at about 10:15pm Israel time, Beresheet loses contact with the control room and its main engine fails, resulting in a crash landing.
“Keep dreaming! We got close, but unfortunately we couldn’t make a full landing on the moon,” SpaceIL posts on its Facebook page.
SpaceIL Chairman and principal donor Morris Kahn comments, “Israel made it to the moon; Beresheet’s journey hasn’t ended. I expect Israel’s next generation to complete the mission for us.”
Last selfie taken by Beresheet before its crash landing on the moon, April 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of SpaceIL/IAI
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