CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Israel is headed to the moon, following a sensational evening dispatch by SpaceX.
The Falcon 9 rocket launched late Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The rocket is conveying three separate shuttle, most remarkably Israel’s secretly financed lunar lander. It’s a first for Israel as well as for business space.
Israel looks to wind up just the fourth nation to effectively arrive on the moon, after Russia, the U.S. furthermore, China. It will take the four-legged lander about two months to achieve the moon. In the event that all goes well, touchdown would be April 11.
The lander is called Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis or “In the Beginning.”