Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashed during an attempt to land on the Moon, the mission command announced.
On 5 April, the Beresheet spacecraft successfully locked into lunar orbit, completing the maneuvers needed for a flight to Earth's only natural satellite.
According to reports citing Mission Command, Beresheet first lost touch with Earth and then crashed during its attempted moon landing.
"The Israeli spacecraft will land on the Moon in one piece. Two and a half to three years from now. Write it down," Netanyahu said, addressing the mission team after the failure.