Israeli Spacecraft Crashes During Moon Landing

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Updated April 11, 2019
A picture taken by the camera of the Israel Beresheet spacecraft, of the moon’s surface as the craft approaches and before it crashed during the landing.¬† AFP


Israel’s attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute Thursday when the craft suffered an engine¬†failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.

“We didn’t make it, but we definitely tried,” project originator and major backer Morris Kahn said in a live videocast from mission control near Tel Aviv.

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“The spacecraft Beresheet did not successfully complete its landing on the moon,” an onscreen message said.