Time 6 Mar 2019

An Israeli Spacecraft Took A Selfie With Earth On Its Way To The Moon


The spacecraft is shooting for a moon landing April 11. It rocketed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Feb. 21 and has been circling Earth in even bigger loops.

Three U.S. astronauts aboard the International Space Station said Monday that they're ready to sign up for a trip to the moon if NASA can meet the Trump administration's newly stated goal of returning Americans to the lunar surface within the next five years.
India's space agency said it lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.
All the focus was on the Moon, the mission and the men - but what about the families back on Earth?

The BBC asked Sue and Amy Bean, the wife and daughter, respectively, of astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man on the Moon.

Video by Angelica M Casas and Samantha Granville
On this day five decades ago the Saturn-V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and sent Apollo11 into orbit.

Four days later, humans landed on the Moon for the first time *ever*.

It was Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the Lunar Module Eagle who landed on the Moon's surface at the sea of tranquility.

Armstrong said, "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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