Israel's first moon mission spacecraft snaps Earth 'selfie'

Israel's first moon mission spacecraft snaps Earth 'selfie'

An Israeli spacecraft on its first mission to the moon has sent its first selfie back to Earth, mission chiefs said.

According to the project’s lead partners said image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Yehud, Israel – 37,600km away, the Guardian reported.

The partners, NGO SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, launched the unmanned Beresheet from Cape Canaveral in Florida on February 22.

The trip is scheduled to last seven weeks, with the Beresheet due to touch down on 11 April.

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