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Countdown has begun: Israel redoubles efforts for second attempt to land on moon


Back row (l-r): Aviad Eyal, Shimon Sarid, Angelina Darhi, Dafna Jackson, Jonathan Weintraub, Morris Kahn, Kfir Damari; in front, Amalia Zarka and Yariv Bash.

(JNS) - SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization that strives to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and dreamers through innovative space missions, announced this week that it has secured crucial funding towards the launch of the "Beresheet 2" Spacecraft mission in 2024 with the goal of sending Israel back to the moon.

In 2019, with its first "Beresheet" spacecraft, the organization became the first private entity in history to reach the moon, thereby securing Israel's position as the seventh country to reach the moon and the fourth country attempting to land on the moo...

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