Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crash-lands on the moon | Science & Tech News

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Israeli spacecraft Beresheet has crash-landed on the moon.

The support team said its planned controlled, or “soft”, landing was unsuccessful.

The SpaceIL spacecraft is said to have had a number of technical problems during its final descent to the lunar surface.

It lost contact with Earth late Thursday, just moments before it was to land on the moon, and scientists declared the mission a failure.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was on hand for what was hoped to be a celebration, said: “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again”.

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