Stuff that’s hard to do (Beresheet)

Israel’s private venture makes a new crater on the Moon.
Things were going well up until the last two-hundred meters.


Missed it by thaaat much

Hope we haven’t heard the last from this amazinng team.


Main-engine and/or Inertial Measurement Unit failure at 14 KM altitude, evidently.
Final telemetry at 150 meters altitude and 500 KM/hr.
Yeah, that’s a crater.

Final Beresheet image
They’ve started building #2 already

6 Comments!

  1. jlw
    Posted April 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm |

    Dream Big

    Work Hard

    Get ‘er Next Time

    it’s the “hard” that makes it great

  2. Paul
    Posted April 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm |

    Close is only good with horse shoes and grenades.

  3. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted April 11, 2019 at 8:02 pm |

    ‘Course, if the Israelis ever do manage to put a lander on the moon, there’ll be a million Arabs claiming to have an ancestral olive grove there …

  4. Dave
    Posted April 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm |

    ^ And that would be an upvote

  5. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted April 12, 2019 at 10:19 am |

    LotF ^^
    Yeah, I had this old 2011 gif all queued up to re-use:

  6. rickn8or
    Posted April 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm |

    Close is only good with horse shoes and grenades.

    Or tactile nukes…