Beresheet makes final engine burn before entering lunar orbit


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The privately funded Israeli lunar lander Beresheet has successfully completed its final engine burn and is now on course to enter lunar orbit on April 4.

The landing is still scheduled for April 11, in the Sea of Serenity.

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3 comments

  • Mike Borgelt

    Cool. April 11. Anniversary of Apollo 13 launch and the day before Yuri’s Night and first Shuttle launch. Let’s hope we all have something special to celebrate.

  • wayne

    Mike-
    Great factoids!

  • Andi

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned before, but “Beresheet” (בְּרֵאשִׁית) is also the name of the first book of Moses (Genesis), and also the first word of said book.

    Hopefully this will be very successful, and if it truly is “In the beginning”, I’m anxious to see what comes next!

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