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- Israel has announced the creation of Beresheet 2 space mission.
About Beresheet 2:
- The Beresheet 2 project is a lunar exploration project that will aim to send three spacecraft — an orbiter and two landers — to the moon.
- It is expected to be launched into space in four years.
- SpaceIL, a non-profit Israeli initiative, Israel Aerospace Industries and Israel’s Science Ministry and national space agency will be partners in the project.
- The first Beresheet, or “Genesis,” spacecraft, built by SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, had crashed moments before touchdown last year.
- Seven countries, including the United Arab Emirates, have expressed interest in joining the effort.
- Apart from scientific aspects, its aims included promoting careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM),
"Beresheet 2” is a space mission by:
(b)United States of America
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