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Israeli Private Moon Probe Lifts Off on Space X Rocket

Bloomberg

Israel hopes to be the first country to land a privately financed spacecraft on the moon as “Beresheet” — Hebrew for Genesis — lifted off aboard one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets early Friday.

The $100 million joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. was financed mostly by Jewish philanthropists including Morris Kahn, SpaceIL’s president and a founder of Amdocs Ltd., and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The probe ended its “ride share” on SpaceX after 38 minutes and, if all goes according to plan, will land in the Sea of Tranquility on April 11, the project’s leaders said several days before the launch.   

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4 Responses to Israeli Private Moon Probe Lifts Off on Space X Rocket

  1. 'ol stewbum says:

    I always thunk that the beresheet in the woods. Maybe i gotz it mixed up with does the pope sheet in the woods?

  2. H D says:

    And they need more of our money , dam

  3. flee says:

    They gotta get there now.

    Because the Chinese are already staking claim to the dark side of the moon.

    But…. I’m way ahead of these people….

    I have already filed a claim that Ur anus is my sovereign domain.

    Wait till they get there to see the no trespassing and private road signs .

    But… I’m not a harsh and relentless god.

    I’ll put at least a truck stop and a strip club on URanus.

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