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Associated Press 21 Feb 2019

Israel aims for the moon with Genesis lunar lander


An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. (Feb. 22)

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole.
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.
The U.S. government is moving ahead with plans to seize land to build a border wall with Mexico. But south Texas landowners are "digging in" and not giving up without a fight.

The U.S. government has started giving notice to many homes and businesses in the Rio Grande Valley telling them that it wants to acquire their land.  A law called, Eminent Domain allows them to do it. 

It's part of the President's promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. The aim is to keep undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers out of the United States. 

But many living along the U.S. side of the border, some for generations, could pay the biggest price.

Correspondent John Zarrella traveled to Texas to tell us some of their stories.
Building the international effort to go forward to the Moon, selecting new missions, and dropping a plane for safety … a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA!

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