SpaceIL teams with SpaceX for first first private moon lander mission
Thursday, 21 February 2019 Washington (UPI) Feb 20, 2019
The world's first private moon lander mission is scheduled to be carried into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Friday. The four-legged lander, which weighs just 440 pounds without fuel, was developed by SpaceIL, a privately funded nonprofit based in Israel. The team of scientists and engineers first formed in 2011 to compete for Google Lunar X-Prize. When Google folded the co
According to a report by Digital Trends, on December 11th 1972, scientist and astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt collected lunar rake samples during the Apollo 17 mission, now, almost 50 years later, NASA..