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Beresheet makes final engine burn before entering lunar orbit

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.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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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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