Israel to the moon!

The Beresheet spacecraft blasts off toward a brighter future.

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March 3, 2019 09:46
The control room at Israel Aerospace Industries headquarters

The control room at Israel Aerospace Industries headquarters. (photo credit: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES)

 
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After numerous tests and updates from Israel Aerospace Industries headquarters, the first Israeli spacecraft, Beresheet (Genesis) is on its way to the moon. Its engine has been activated and it is currently speeding along at up to 36,000 km/h (more than 22,000 mph) orbiting the Earth. Located at a distance of almost 70,000 km (44,000 miles) from Earth, it will travel along the elliptical orbit for two months until it reaches the moon.

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