Space IL Chief: Beresheet 2 Begins Sunday


The disastrous crash of the Beresheet spacecraft on Thursday led to a moment of deep sadness across Israel.

While all the nation watched, mission control lost contact with the space capsule right as it was scheduled to land on the moon. The crash was a cruel end for a project that contained so much hope.

But, Israelis being Israelis, there are no sad faces on Sunday, only a determination to finish the job. And so, Morris Kahn, the South African billionaire who funded Space IL pledged that Beresheet 2 will launch today, with a goal of a successful moon landing in the near future.

Israel went farther on less of a budget and in a shorter time than any other team that attempted a moon landing. Next time will likely prove a greater success. And if not, Israel will try again.

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