The 11-day mission is the latest to take advantage of the D-Mars project biodome.
The Beresheet spacecraft is set to land in the Sea of Tranquility, in the general vicinity of the Apollo 11 landmarks.
The country held watch parties from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as SpaceIL's Beresheet ship took flight from Cape Canaveral.
The Beresheet ship will be hitching a ride with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this Thursday.
With an eye toward inspiring the next generation, the project enlisted the help of the nation's children.
How SpaceIL's ship, dubbed the Beresheet, evolved from a beer-soaked idea to an actual lunar landing.
Just days before liftoff, Yonatan Winetraub reveals what sparked the idea, the planned lunar experiments and what surprising gifts are onboard.
Tech superstars are in Jerusalem March 7 for event that is 'part conference, part trade show and part circus.'
With a range of 15 feet, it could be used to create an augmented reality of the real world.
If successful, Israel will become only the fourth country to ever land on the moon.
From a flying car to a robot that folds laundry, this year's event featured surprising innovations.
New tech called 'Photo Wake-up' can help you blur the lines between still images and video.
The dishwasher-sized spacecraft will be the first-ever privately-funded lunar landing.
Beloved characters of Beatrix Potter come to life thanks to augmented reality.
Harvard's Dr. Avi Loeb took his search for aliens to a whole new stratosphere.