Israel’s first lunar lander mission

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Question: Recently which among the following countries first lunar lander mission was launched through a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, USA?
(a) Canada
(b) Israel
(c)Japan
(d) South Korea
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 22nd February, 2019; Israel’s first Lunar Lander Mission was launched through a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.
  • It will be a first Lunar Lander Mission by any private agency and if successful will make the Israel only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface.
  • This unmanned robotic lander named as Beresheet, which in Hebrew language of Israel refers to biblical phrase in the beginning. It soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • With this rocket accompanied two other payloads, a telecommunications satellite for Indonesia and an experimental satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Link:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-moon-israel/israels-first-lunar-lander-launched-into-space-from-florida-idUSKCN1QA2V9?il=0

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