Israel’s Lunar Lander Spilled ‘Water Bears’ on the Moon

TEL AVIV – The moon may have got more than it bargained for when Israeli lunar lander Beresheet crash-landed onto its surface in April, because the spacecraft was also carrying thousands of tardigrades, microscopic “water bears” that can survive almost all environments – including space, a report published Monday by Wired magazine said. 

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Nolte: America Went to the Moon and then Went Shopping

I’m no space nut. I was not one of those kids who built model rockets. But I do understand what the space program did for this country, not just for our national pride (which is important), but how the relentless push to achieve Kennedy’s radical challenge dramatically improved life here on Earth.

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