Technical problems prevent Israeli spacecraft from landing on moon

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The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet has failed in its attempt to land on the moon.

Beresheet’s problems occurred during final descent, support team says

Members of the Israel spacecraft team are seen in the control room in Yahud, Israel on Thursday. (Space IL/Reuters)

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet reached the moon on Thursday but its planned controlled, or “soft,” landing was unsuccessful, the support team said.

The spacecraft had a number of technical problems during its final descent to the lunar surface, the team said

Earlier, the team posted a tweet announcing that the craft was 22 kilometres from the moon.

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