A technical glitch led to Israeli spacecraft crash, company says

(CNN)Beresheet, an unmanned Israeli spacecraft, crashed during an attempt to land on the moon due to a technical glitch, said SpaceIL, the Israeli nonprofit that launched it, citing preliminary data. Engineers were able to restart communications with the spacecraft but officials said it was too late — it was already moving too fast to land properly. The Beresheet was the first privately funded moon mission. Its name was a reference to the first words of the Bible in Hebrew, which translates to “In the beginning.” The spacecraft was launched into…

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