Israel Going to the Moon

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Israel will be the fourth nation to land on the moon if a scheduled 2019 launch goes as planned.

NASA signed an agreement with this Israel Space Agency this week to collaborate on Israel's unmanned mission, which is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral. The $88 million mission has been in the planning stages for eight years.

The Israeli craft will be the smallest to land on the moon and will contain instruments to measure the moon's magnetic field, data Israel will share with the United States. Israeli officials said it was a "great honor" to work with the U.S. on this project and hope that this flight will lead to further space missions.

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