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Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft gears up for historic moon landing

Israel's first mission to the moon, Beresheet spacecraft, is expected to make its much-awaited touchdown on the Moon Thursday night. If all goes to plan, the spacecraft will make its soft landing on a massive lava plain on the Moon's near side, known as the Sea of Serenity, or Mare Seranitatis. The team behind the Beresheet mission is an Israel space startup, SpaceIL in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries.