Later today, Israel’s Beresheet craft will touch down on the Moon

A piece of metal the size of a washing machine is currently orbiting the Moon. It’s been there since April 4, after leaving Earth on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in February, and it’s about to make history.

On Thursday April 11 at 21:00 BST, Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft is all set to touch down on the Moon’s Mare Serenitatis. If successful, it will become the first privately funded probe sent to the Moon.

Read more on WIRED UK

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