So close

SpaceIL’s spacecraft was just a few kilometers from the Moon when engine failure caused Beresheet to crash land. However, Israel is one of only 7 countries to put a spacecraft into Moon orbit – and the Israeli flag is on the Moon! SpaceIL subsequently won a $1 million Google Lunar XPRIZE in recognition of “a new era in space exploration.” Finally, breaking news – primary sponsor Morris Kahn has just announced Beresheet 2.

https://www.jpost.com/Jpost-Tech/Despite-crash-SpaceIL-to-receive-1-million-Moonshot-Award-586644

https://worldisraelnews.com/israeli-spacecraft-falls-short-in-attempt-to-reach-moon/

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/SpaceIL-to-take-on-second-Beresheet-project-586766

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