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Israel announces Beresheet 2.0

Following the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s failure to land safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced he was launching project Beresheet 2, effective immediately. "I’ve come …

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 Cosmonautics Day celebrated in Russia

Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day every April 12. This holiday was instituted by the April 9, 1962 executive order of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet (Parliament) in honor of the first manned space flight. This year marks the …

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Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes on Moon

 Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the surface of the moon, coming just short of the venture’s goal. Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL was aiming to become the first private entity to softly land a spacecraft on the …

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Beresheet circles moon once every two hours

Israel's spacecraft Beresheet fired its engines for 78 seconds to tighten its orbit around the moon yesterday. "Beresheet entered a circular orbit of 200 km above the moon and will circle it once every two hours," …

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Beresheet preparing for lunar landing

Israel's spacecraft Beresheet successfully completed a maneuver around the moon this morning, just days ahead of the spacecraft’s scheduled lunar landing. Beresheet is slated to touchdown on the moon on April 11. …

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NASA vows to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024

NASA's chief Jim Bridenstine said the agency is all set to meet a new challenge - returning humans to land on the moon within the next five years. Bridenstine promised that the agency will work quickly to send …

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Iran launches Doosti satellite

Iran launched the Doosti, or "friendship" satellite this week, Iran's deputy minister of defense said. They used a Safir, or "ambassador," rocket in the launch, IRNA reported. The Doosti is a …

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 UAE to launch spacecraft to Mars

The United Arab Emirates set the launch date between 14th July to 3rd August 2020 for its unmanned space mission to Mars, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced. The spacecraft, named Hope, will be launched during that …

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