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NASA releases photo of Israeli moonshot’s crash site

JERUSALEM (JTA) — NASA released a photo of what it says is the crash site of Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander. The image taken some 56 miles from the surface of the moon by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 22, 11 days after the crash, shows a dark smudge… Read more »

Israelis are fired up to see their Beresheet spacecraft land on the moon. Here’s how to watch it.

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet takes a selfie with Earth from more than 23,000 miles away. (SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — With elections in the rearview mirror, Israelis are now focusing on the moon. The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet, or Genesis, is scheduled to touch down on the moon’s surface on Thursday night in Israel. And the country has Beresheet mania. Watch parties and celebrations are planned throughout… Read more »