Israel's first lunar lander blasts into space from Florida

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The unmanned robotic capsule, called Beresheet, will land on the Moon in mid-April

An Israeli spacecraft aboard a SpaceX rocket has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, beginning a two-month journey to land on the Moon.

If successful, Israel, a state with fewer than 9 million citizens, will join Russia, the US and China as the only countries to have made a controlled landing on the surface of earth’s nearest neighbour.

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