Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon

Scientists have found evidence of widespread water in the Moon’s interior

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December, with the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon in 2019.

Israeli space exploration firm SpaceIL, together with Israel Aerospace Industries, will launch a spacecraft via SpaceX rocket in December which they intend to land on the moon in February 2019.

The overall cost of the project is estimated to be around $95 million.

“We will all remember where we were when Israel landed on the moon,” Morris Kahn, one of the project’s leaders, said announcing the mission.

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