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Israeli Robotic Moon Landing Fails In Final Descent

Israeli scientists are studying what caused an engine failure in the closing minutes of what they hoped would be a historic lunar landing.
People in the Israeli city of Netanya watching images taken by the camera of the Israel Beresheet spacecraft of the moon surface before it crashed. Source: Jack Guez

The unmanned Israeli spacecraft Beresheet, a privately funded mission, failed upon its final descent to the moon Thursday, dashing hopes of joining the ranks of global superpowers in successfully landing on

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