launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first ever private moon mission SpaceIL a nonprofit organ

launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first‐ever private moon mission. SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization based in Israel, designed and built the 1,322-pound lunar lander called Beresheet, which means in the beginning. SpaceIL started as a Google Lunar XPrize team and is backed by South African billionaire M. Kahn. f the Beresheet mission survives a weeks‐long trip to the lunar surface, it will make Israel the fourth country ever to pull off a moon landing. U.S. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY – ZUMAz03_ 20190221_sha_z03_083 Copyright: xSpaceXx