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David Copperfield’s secret magic techniques crash-landed on the Moon

By | beresheet, Gadgets, Israel, Space, spaceIL, TC

The loss of Israel’s Beresheet lander during its descent to the lunar surface was unfortunate, but the mission was still largely a success — and has certainly created an interesting cultural artifact on the moon where it impacted. Perhaps more interesting than we could have known: It turns out David Copperfield stashed the secrets to his illusions onboard, and they may have survived the crash.

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Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft is lost during historic lunar landing attempt

By | beresheet, Gadgets, Israel, lunar landing, Science, Space, SpaceX

Israel’s SpaceIL almost made history today as its Beresheet spacecraft came within an ace of landing on the surface of the Moon, but suffered a last minute failure during descent. Israel missed out on the chance to be the fourth country to make a controlled lunar landing, but getting 99 percent of the way there is still an extraordinary achievement for private spaceflight.

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Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night

By | beresheet, Gadgets, google lunar x prize, Hardware, Israel, lunar landing, Moon, Robotics, Science, Space, spaceflight, TC

For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch coordinator. It’s an historic moment in space and the Israeli mission stands to make history again if it touches down on the Moon’s surface as planned on April 11. The Beresheet […]

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