Congratulations to Israel. Despite the regrettable end result, Israel should be extremely proud of what their engineers just accomplished. They made Israel the seventh country to orbit the moon. A remarkable feat for a tiny and young country.
Israel also joined the giant United States, Russia, and China as the only countries to reach the surface of the moon, and at a fraction of the cost. A mere $100 million. Incredible.
Rest assured that today’s disappointing result will not discourage the Israelis in any way. The story of Israel’s space program is only just beginning. Israel will eventually land a spacecraft on the moon, and in the coming years will certainly develop one of the leading space programs in the world. Am Yisrael Chai!
“NASA thanks Israel for ‘inspiring’ moon mission as Beresheet spacecraft crashes upon landing,” No Camels, Viva Sarah Press, April 11, 2019:
A bittersweet ending to Israel’s bid to become the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon, as Beresheet, Israel’s first spacecraft, crashed into the lunar surface following engine malfunctions on Thursday.
The lunar mission was broadcast to the world via a live stream feed out of Israel Aerospace Industries’ command center in Yehud in central Israel.
Excitement rose as Beresheet – the Hebrew word for “Genesis” – got closer and closer to the Moon’s surface and engineers explained the process of landing and celebrated a selfie taken just 22 km from the moon’s surface during the landing process.
At about seven kilometers, the spacecraft operated by SpaceIL, the non-profit behind Israel’s moonshot, and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) had its first engine failure, lost its braking ability, and then recorded a brief return of engine control before all contact was lost with the unmanned robotic lander during its descent over Mare Serenitatis, on the northern hemisphere of the moon.
“Israel made it to the moon, Beresheet’s journey hasn’t ended. I expect Israel’s next generation to complete the mission for us,” said South African-born Israeli billionaire and philanthropist Morris Kahn, SpaceIL’s primary funder and president, of the $100 million mission.
“We definitely tried, and I think the achievement of getting to where we got is pretty tremendous. I think we can be proud … you win some, you lose some.”
The pro-Palestinian Jew-haters were thrilled that the Beresheet moon landing did not go as planned. It would be funny if it were not so pathetic. The posts below are examples of how jealous losers behave.
— 𝙹𝚘𝚘 (@JoosyJew) April 11, 2019
Trying to occupy the moon !! https://t.co/GyMXYUq5pU
— Omar Abdullah (@AmrAbdulla1) April 12, 2019
Israeli space mission fails to occupy the moon spacecraft Beresheet crashes as landing fails https://t.co/eBOXMomObX
— 🌊al🌟pal (@OrangeLimonata) April 11, 2019
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