SpaceX rocket carrying moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off

SpaceX rocket carrying moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off
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This video grab taken from the Space X webcast transmission on Februrary 21, 2019, shows Nusantara Satu satellite lifting off Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (AFP / SPACEX / handout)
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In this file photo taken on December 17, 2018, Israeli Aerospace Industries director of Space division Opher Doron speaks in front a spacecraft weighing some 585 kilograms during a presentation by Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israeli state-owned Aerospace Industries, in Yehud, east of Tel Aviv. (AFP / JACK GUEZ)
Updated 22 February 2019

SpaceX rocket carrying moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off

SpaceX rocket carrying moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off
  • Israel's spacecraft is scheduled to land on the moon landing on April 11

WASHINGTON: A SpaceX rocket took off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Thursday night carrying Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing on the Moon, and the first from the Jewish state.
The start of the flight went smoothly, with the first stage entry burn completed uneventfully less than three minutes after lift-off.
The moon landing is scheduled for seven weeks’ time, on April 11.