WORLD SpaceX rocket carrying Moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off

WORLD

SpaceX rocket carrying Moon-bound Israeli spacecraft lifts off

AFP

10:40, February 22, 2019

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.

image.png


(Photo: AFP)

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.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue