Israel SpaceIL Has Funding for Second Moon Landing Attempt

Brian Wang |
April 13, 2019 |

Morris Kahn, the primary sponsor of SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft, announced on Saturday evening the funding of a second Israeli spacecraft, Beresheet 2.0. A new group of donors will fund a second Israeli attempt to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. The first craft was able to orbit the moon, but then control was lost just 150 meters from the surface and it crashed.

The dream goes on! Morris Kahn just announced the launching of Beresheet 2.0 #Beresheet2.0 #IsraeltotheMoon pic.twitter.com/fHlo3jeQ4W

— Israel To The Moon (@TeamSpaceIL) April 13, 2019

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