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Israel hopes to be the 4th nation to land on the moon with launch of Beresheet

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Israel hopes to be the 4th nation to land on the moon with launch of Beresheet

Beresheet is the first word in the Old Testament. It means, “In a beginning.” Israel has begun what it hopes to be a historic feat as the nation attempts to become just the fourth nation to ever land on the moon. They launched their spacecraft this week on its seven-week voyage.

The spacecraft hitched a ride with Elon Musk’s SpaceX commercial vehicle. It will circle the Earth six or seven times before heading to the moon.

My Take

This has been planned for a long time, which makes it ironic that it is scheduled to land shortly after the Israeli elections. It could act as a symbol for something new or a testament to the leadership that made it possible.


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