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    Beresheet 2: Israeli SpaceIL Announces New Mission to Land Spacecraft on Moon

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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Morris Kahn, a billionaire who founded Israeli firm SpaceIL, announced on Saturday a new mission to land the world’s first privately-funded spacecraft on the Moon.

    "In the light of all the support, I got from all over the world… I decided that we are going to establish Beresheet 2. We are going to build a new spacecraft, we are going to put it on the moon and complete the mission", Kahn said.

    In a video address shared by SpaceIl on Twitter, the Israeli-South American tycoon said a task force would meet for a sit-down first thing on Sunday morning to plan the project and begin the work.

    READ MORE: Israeli Beresheet Spacecraft Crashed During Moon Landing (VIDEO)

    The Beresheet mission ended in a disappointment after the spacecraft crashed on the lunar surface on 11 April after its main engine failed.

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