Try, try again

Israel will try once more to land a robot craft on the moon.

“The 5-foot-tall Beresheet 1, the world’s first privately funded moon lander, crashed into the moon while attempting a landing [April 11] Apparently, a technical glitch caused its main engine to stop mid-landing.”

The second attempt could take 2 to 3 years to get ready. If at first you don’t succeed…


5 responses to “Try, try again

  1. the implications of this mission are enormous.

  2. The Israeli flag is already there, in the wreckage.

  3. Think about it Stanley, at a minimum this means the Israelis can drop a package anywhere in the world. It used to not be thought that way.

  4. Depends on who launches it. Doubt SpaceX, which launched Beresheet 1 would allow anything nefarious.

  5. Doesn’t matter who provides the vehicle, the Israelis have the knowledge now. If I was any number of tin pot dictators I’d think about that long and hard.