Israel Moon Landing fails as Lunar Lander crashes

Morris Kahn speaks on Channel 12

"We're going to put it on the moon, and we're going to complete the mission". "Our engineers think that a technical glitch in one of the components caused the main engine to shut down - making it impossible to slow the spacecraft's descent", the Beresheet team explains.

A failure would have attracted the mission to an abrupt end.

Unlike giant, powerful NASA rockets which hurtle straight toward moon, the humble recording craftthe size of a washing machine, has turned into a roundabout and speculative route.

Beresheet was not just a scientific project, it was much more than that.

(Web Desk) - The aerospace company - following crash of the robot craft Beresheet on Thursday - said on Saturday that it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public. "This is a tremendous achievement for SpaceIL, and we intend to launch Beresheet 2, which the state will also participate in building, proving our capabilities", he added.

"This is part of my message to the younger generation: Even if you do not succeed, you get up again and try", Kahn said in a SpaceIL press statement. Despite this disappointing incident, the team behind the Beresheet mission will try again, so Israel can be the fourth nation to accomplish a soft touchdown on the moon's surface, Space.com reported. That won't happen but the spacecraft is still up there somewhere with the Israeli flag and a digital time capsule loaded with Hebrew songs, stories, Israel's Declaration of Independence and national anthem, among other national symbols.

The contest ended in March 2018 with no victor. "If we're successful, we'll inspire children to study the subjects that took us there".

"The second I heard their dream, I wanted to support it", said Kahn. But nevertheless, we congratulate SpaceIL on everything they have achieved so far!

Aldrin, an Apollo astronaut who together with Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, sent his condolences to the SpaceIL team "for what nearly was", adding: "Never lose hope".

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin expressed his regrets "for what nearly was" and tweeted: "Never lose hope-Your hard work, team work, and innovation is inspiring to all!" "It makes it really hard to test" the spacecraft's landing back on Earth.

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