CAPE CANAVERAL (ABC4 News) SpaceX has launched its first private mission to the moon.
A SpaceX rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Thursday night. It was carrying a spacecraft made by an Israeli company.
The company, a non-profit, is funded by the Israeli Government and a variety of investors, including U.S. Republican mega-donor, Sheldon Adelson.
The spacecraft is called Beresheet, a Hebrew word that means “in the beginning.” It’s five feet tall and weighs about 1,300 pounds fully fueled.