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martin perman24/04/2019 21:51:51
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Gentlemen,

Was anybody else aware that on the 22nd of February this year SpaceX launched a rocket to put three objects into space, two were Satellites and the third was a lander built by Israel which after six weeks would attempt to land on the moon, relatively this was done on a shoe string and the craft made it all the way and was in the process of landing when a computer glitch caused the engine to switch off, the Israeli engineers managed to get it fired up again but sadly it didnt slow enough and crashed on the moons surface **LINK** .

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Bandersnatch24/04/2019 22:21:51
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Yep

Plasma25/04/2019 06:17:29
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Another lump of space trash on the lunar surface, not content with cluttering up our own planet we're off on a five year mission to explore strange new worlds, to find new landfill sites and boldly dump where no man has dumped before laugh

Boiler Bri25/04/2019 08:02:47
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I am with Plasma on this one.

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Mike Poole25/04/2019 09:11:47
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The oceans are getting full, it’s got to go somewheredevil

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FMES25/04/2019 10:02:40
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Martin,

With two months gone since that was news, you really must get out of that workshop more laugh

martin perman25/04/2019 10:17:31
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Posted by FMES on 25/04/2019 10:02:40:

Martin,

With two months gone since that was news, you really must get out of that workshop more laugh

It was a program this week on National Geographic that brought it to my attention, I'm always interest in rocket launches and space but missed this completely surprise

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Plasma25/04/2019 12:26:15
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I was going to mention that the race to the moon was won (allegedly) many years ago by those awfully nice American chappies.

So Israel looks to be coming in a solid fourth after USA, Russia and China.

martin perman25/04/2019 12:48:49
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I must have missed them as well then wink

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