- Israel's attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute on Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.
- Israeli NGO SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the project's two main partners, have described it as the "world's first spacecraft built in a non-governmental mission".
- Just before the landing attempt Netanyahu said that he was thinking about initiating a national space project.
- Specialists from ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, are providing consultancy on flight dynamics and flight operations as well as preparing for driving two lu ... read more
Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control
11 April 2019 4:36 PM GMT