Israel plans to send another spacecraft to the moon by 2024 — president

President Reuven Rivlin unveils Israel’s plans to send another spacecraft, Beresheet 2 to the moon by 2024.

The announcement comes a year and a half after Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the surface of the moon.

The $100 million project, funded mostly by donations and run by Israel’s space agency, is aimed at scientific research.

People watch the live broadcast in Netanya, Israel April 11, 2019, of the SpaceIL Beresheet lunar landing attempt. (AP/Ariel Schalit)


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