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SpaceX readied a Falcon 9 rocket for launch from Florida on Thursday, preparing for a dramatic mission. The launch will boost an Indonesian communications satellite into orbit and, along with it, a privately funded Israeli moon lander that will attempt a touch down in April.
If successful, the $100 million mission will put Israel in an exclusive club, joining the United States, the Soviet Union/Russia and China as only the fourth nation in space history to pull off a powered landing on the moon.
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