SpaceX Takes Israel to the Moon
Watch this space. The private aerospace company launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year yesterday, sending up an Indonesian communications satellite, an experimental satellite for the U.S. Air Force and an Israeli lunar lander. The latter, called Beresheet, will spend two months traveling to the moon, after which it’ll beam back images and video from the lunar surface — a first for a privately built spacecraft.
Are more such missions in the works? Private lunar exploration is only just beginning, with U.S. and Japanese firms already planning their own trips.
Read this OZY feature about Finland’s private sector space race.