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NBC News 20 Mar 2019

A 30-Million Page 'Lunar Library' Is Headed To The Moon To Preserve Civilization


The massive archive of human knowledge etched into a DVD-size metal disc constitutes a "civilization backup" to help ensure that our distant descendants never lose humanity's collective wisdom.

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. (Feb. 22)
Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.
A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon.
Israel is the latest country to launch a spacecraft to explore the Moon. The first privately funded moon mission has lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. RT's Trinity Chavez reports.

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