Small Country, Big Dreams – Israeli Spacecraft Takes Selfie Before Crashing On The Moon

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet, the first privately funded Moon mission, crashed onto the lunar surface yesterday, but not before successfully taking a selfie with the Moon in the background. 

Beresheet was sent to the moon to shoot photos with high-resolution cameras and conduction experiments, but it appears the main engine failed while the spacecraft attempted a soft landing.

Israel is now the fourth country to send a craft to the surface of the Moon, though the previous three (the former Soviet Union, the US, and China) were able to successfully land their spacecraft intact.

Image source: https://bgr.com/2019/04/12/moon-lander

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