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.
Beresheet will land on the moon on April 11, two days after the election https://t.co/VGwag7v8x2
— Raoul Wootliff (@RaoulWootliff) February 22, 2019
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.
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.