Space

History-making Israeli spaceship just hitched a ride to the moon on SpaceX

The country held watch parties from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as SpaceIL's Beresheet ship took flight from Cape Canaveral.

Watch Israel's historic moon launch live

The Beresheet ship will be hitching a ride with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this Thursday.

What's in the time capsule Israel is leaving on the moon?

With an eye toward inspiring the next generation, the project enlisted the help of the nation's children.

6 things you need to know about the historic Israeli moon launch

How SpaceIL's ship, dubbed the Beresheet, evolved from a beer-soaked idea to an actual lunar landing.

Exclusive: An interview with the co-founder of Israel's historic moon mission

Just days before liftoff, Yonatan Winetraub reveals what sparked the idea, the planned lunar experiments and what surprising gifts are onboard.

Israeli spaceship arrives at Cape Canaveral ahead of historic mission

If successful, Israel will become only the fourth country to ever land on the moon.

Breakthrough discovery: Supermassive black holes go on star-swallowing binges

'These giants have a way of eating fast,' said one astrophysicist.

Israeli moonshot will make space history in 2019

The dishwasher-sized spacecraft will be the first-ever privately-funded lunar landing.

Why 2018 was the year of the extraterrestrials

Harvard's Dr. Avi Loeb took his search for aliens to a whole new stratosphere.

Astronomers discover new tadpole-shaped galaxy

And get this: it's 10 times larger than the Milky Way.

In next generation of space race, Israel is at the forefront

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch an Israeli spaceship to the moon. And that's just the beginning.

Harvard physicist: An alien spaceship might've flown by earth

Dr. Avi Loeb says it's possible that it may have been a ship on a reconnaissance mission.

Aliens might be hitching rides across the Milky Way, Harvard physicists say

Dr. Avi Loeb calls them 'tiny astronauts sitting in a natural spacecraft.'

Why this has been a big week for the search for aliens

Space archaeology, radio signals from the far reaches of the universe and much more made headlines.

98 people needed to survive 6,000-year journey to new planet

Harvard scientist offers alluring alternative option: 'Carry their DNA blueprints and reconstruct them over there.'