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SpaceIL teams with SpaceX for first first private moon lander mission

Space Daily Thursday, 21 February 2019
SpaceIL teams with SpaceX for first first private moon lander missionWashington (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
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Israel's privately funded lunar lander should touch down on the Moon on April 11th if all goes as planned.

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