Israel's first spacecraft to moon sends selfie
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 4:11 PM
Israel's Beresheet spacecraft on the country's first mission to the Moon has sent back its first selfie. The image showing Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Israel from 37,600 kilometres away, project leaders said. Launched by Elon Musk-led SpaceX on February 22, the 585-kilogram spacecraft is due to touch down on Moon on April 11.
SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon
Friday, September 14, 2018, 10:05 AM
SpaceX announced a new-plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big-Falcon-Rocket-(BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep-space. “SpaceX has signed the world’s first private-passenger to fly-around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space,” the company said on Twitter.