Israeli Spacecraft Set to Land on the Moon


Israel's Beresheet spacecraft is set to land on the moon on Thursday night.

The landing will take place at approximately 10:25 pm Israel time, or 3:25 Eastern Standard Time, according to the Times of Israel.

Beresheet is a joint project of SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, and if successful, will be the first privately-funded craft to land on the moon.

The landing spot is in the Sea of Serenity area, between two landing sites used during the U.S.'s Apollo program.

A successful landing would make Israel the fourth country to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon's surface.

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