The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet was the first moon mission of a private company, but unfortunately, it has failed. The spacecraft’s engine stalled, causing it to fall too fast and plummeted 3 miles before crashing into the lunar surface. SpaceIL, the nonprofit behind the mission, says they are still determined to land a spacecraft on the moon despite the setback. They have launched a project called Beresheet2 to construct and launch another spacecraft. This project aims to continue the legacy of Beresheet and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to pursue space exploration.
Today: December 10, 2023