Privately Funded Mission Should Land On The Moon In April

The first privately funded mission to ever reach the surface of the moon is currently underway by an Israeli startup. The mission was launched Feb 21, 2019 and the goal is to land on the moon on April 11, 2019.

This will mark a major milestone in the space industry as the mission was put together for only $100 Million. The company in charge of the Lunar mission is SpaceIL based in Yehud, Israel. The lander itself weighs about 330 pounds, and the company was founded in 2011. We will be following the progress on this historical mission and will keep you posted as the story develops.