The country wants to let the fourth be a space vehicle to land on the moon. Not only a Hebrew version of the Bible is with on the trip.
Israel has for the first time sent a space probe to the moon. The small probe began Beresheet your seven weeks long trip to the moon in the night of Friday, on the space station at Cape Canaveral in the U.S. state of Florida. There is a Falcon-9 rocket, the space travel company SpaceX, Tesla launched on time at 2.45 PM Central European time-in-chief Elon Musk.
The moon landing of the probe on the 11. April expected. The probe with a weight of just 600 kilograms and one and a half metres in height, should set an Israeli flag on the moon and the magnetic field to investigate. The measurement data is to help, among other things, to explore the formation of the moon and its magnetic field.
The Israeli Nonprofit organization SpaceIL, which is behind the project, wants to create a prototype for future commercial moon landings. The construction of the probe has cost the equivalent of 84 million euros. The money came mainly from private donors. "Beresheet" is the Hebrew Name of the 1. The book of Moses in the Bible. On Board the unmanned spacecraft is also a capsule with hundreds of digital files. Including a Hebrew Bible, which is stored on a carrier in coin size.
Israel wants to be the major powers USA, Russia and China the fourth country that ends up with a space ship on the moon. In the case of a successful landing Beresheet would be the first privately funded Mini-space ship that reaches the surface of another celestial body. The Soviet Union was succeeded in 1966, with the probe "Luna 9" the first landing on the moon.