Israel to the Moon – level 2

22-04-2019 15:00

In February, an Israeli organisation sent a spacecraft to the moon. It cost $100 million for the project, which was much less than NASA’s billions of dollars to go to the moon.

The spacecraft successfully orbited the moon, but it did not successfully land. As the spacecraft came down to the moon, its main engine suddenly turned off. The people who controlled the spacecraft started the engine again, but then they could not control it.

Israel’s Prime Minister said that ‘if at first you don’t succeed, you try again’.

Difficult words: spacecraft (a vehicle/machine which works in space), orbit (go around), engine (a part of a machine which moves it).

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