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Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander's Last Photo Before It Crashed

Beresheet launched to Earth orbit after hitting a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 21. It spent the next six weeks performing maneuvers called engine burns to get closer to the moon. On April 4, it finally entered the moon's orbit, making Israel one of seven nations to make any sort of spacecraft that close to the moon. On April …

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Buzz Aldrin condolates after Israel's failed moon landing

It was a little message for Israel. Israel, which had failed to land its spacecraft gently on the moon, received a call from someone much better-the famous astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man who could walk on the lunar surface. "Condolences to the Beresheet Lander @TeamSpaceIL for almost everything!" said the 89-year veteran of the Apollo 11 mission in July …

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Israel's Moon Lander crashed, and that's fine

Some bittersweet news today when we learn that the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft has unfortunately crashed just before landing on the moon. According to telemetry received by the spacecraft until the last moments, the main engine could not start during a critical braking fire that would have slowed the vehicle to its intended landing speed. Despite attempts to restart the engine …

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WATCH: Israel's Moon Lander attempts tonight to complete the historic touchdown – Israel News

Israeli lunar explorer Beresheet will be the first privately-owned spacecraft to land safely on the moon on Thursday. Scroll down to see it live. If successful, the unmanned spacecraft built by the nonprofit group SpaceIL in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries would usher in a new era of lunar exploration involving the private sector. Skip – Beresheet iframe In order …

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Israel's Netanyahu seems to be in his 5th term as prime minister

JERUSALEM – Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on Wednesday to come to a historic fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister, with nearly complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The result confirmed Israel's continued inclination to the right and continued to cloud hope for a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian …

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Israel's Beresheet Lander brakes into lunar orbit – space travel now

The six-minute brake fire of the Beresheet probe brought the probe into orbit around the moon. Credit: SpaceIL Six weeks after the launch of Cape Canaveral, an Israel-built probe, funded by private donations, hit the moon in orbit on Thursday, preparing for the lunar surface mission's last descent on April 11 , Engineers At the Beresheet Control Center in Israel, …

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Israel's Beresheet Lander sets off to orbit the Moon – Spaceflight Now

Artistic representation of the Beresheet lander in orbit around the moon. Credit: SpaceIL An Israeli spacecraft fired a shot into orbit on Thursday with a six-minute engine, a critical maneuver set up for the historically attempted landing of the privately funded probe on April 11. The hydrazine-powered main engine, mounted on the base of the Israeli Beresheet Lunar Module, is …

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Israel's Netanyahu Trump card in a tight election | World news

Israel's April election has felt like Benjamin Netanyahu's last felt. But even as he tries to fend off a string of corruption accusations, the prime minister can not be counted out. Netanyahu wants to use that card on Monday in the Washington DC to attend the White House in the warmth of his relationship with Donald Trump, Even before the …

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Trump's support for Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights expected the UN to ripple

UNITED NATIONS – President Trump tweeted on Thursday his support for the US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. As with his move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Trump's decision contradicts United Nations resolutions and is unlikely to be good by US critics of the World Organization. Trump Tweeted, "After 52 years, it is time …

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Why is Israel's Minister of Justice on a display for "fascism"

JERUSALEM – In a provocative campaign released late Tuesday evening, the right-wing Israeli justice minister, moving in slow motion and working in black and white, seems to be the model for a luxury perfume. "Fascism," reads the perfume bottle label – a mockery of the minister's critics three weeks before the election of the Israelis. Israel's political advertising makes even …

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