Israeli Spacecraft Goes Out With A Bang

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Published on April 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:46s

Israeli Spacecraft Goes Out With A Bang

Israel's Beresheet was the first privately-funded mission to the moon.

Unfortunately, CNN reports the spacecraft didn't land.

Instead, it crashed.

A successful soft landing would have made Israel the fourth country, and the smallest, to do so.

The $100 million spacecraft lost communications with the control room in Israel during the landing sequence.

At the time of the communications failure, the Beresheet was traveling at approximately 2,110 mph.

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