The dream goes on: Beresheet 2.0 is on its way
BREAKING: Morris Kahn, the founder of SpaceIL, announces this evening plans for Beresheet 2. That’s the unique spirit of Israel —striving for success in face of adversity and obstacles.
“I’ve decided that we are going to actually establish Beresheet 2,” Morris Kahn, the founder of SpaceIL said on Saturday.
“We are going to build a new spacecraft, we’re going to put it on the moon, and we are going to complete the mission,” he added.
“Tomorrow morning, we have a task force to begin a sit-down and plan the project and begin the work,” he continued. “Thank you, and good luck to all of you.”
Beresheet came to the closest Israel ever has to land on the moon, but unfortunately, the landing was not completed successfully.
As Beresheet approached the moon, SpaceIL lost contact with the spacecraft several times.
The scientists kept hope as the connection was restored, but just minutes before the spacecraft was supposed to touch down, contact was lost once again and it crashed on the moon.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. What Israel did was a major accomplishment, which will lead to eventual success, ” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said shortly after the crash.