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Intensive maneuvers and preparations for the landing will be conducted this week as Beresheet readies to land on the moon on April 11.
The Israeli-built spacecraft has completed another maneuver in preparation for entering the moon's gravitational pull.
While Israel didn't become the fourth country to land on the moon, it did make it into an exclusive club of seven that achieved a moon orbit.
The nation holds its breath as Beresheet is meant to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull on Thursday, will the April 11 celebrations be held or will it melt near the sun?
By HAGAY HACOHEN
The spacecraft is in its largest elliptical orbit around the earth and is scheduled to intersect the moon’s orbit and be captured in it on April 4 at 251,655 miles from earth.
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
At Jerusalem competition, young scientists discuss the country’s historic lunar mission as a source of inspiration.
By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries engineers completed the maneuver at 3:11 p.m. local time.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The selfie shows the Southern Hemisphere, and Australia can clearly be seen in the background.
By YAFIT OVADIA
I had the misfortune at a recent concert to sit next to a guy constantly checking WhatsApp messages. He might just as well have brought a lamp into the room and kept it on throughout the show.
By HERB KEINON
Space IL and Israel Aerospace Industries, the organizations that spearheaded the projects, are currently examining the data to understand what went wrong.
By YVETTE J. DEANE
The Beresheet spacecraft blasts off toward a brighter future.
Yes, the spacecraft reached the Moon, but it crash-landed, ending any contact with its handlers and any ability to have it serve experimental purposes from the Moon’s surface.
By DOUGLAS ALTABEF
Was the SpaceIL Beresheet Moon mission a success? Yes. On a scale of 1-10, we would give it an eight.
By JOEL LEYDEN
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