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🔗 Tardigrades on the Moon

🔗 Spaceflight 🔗 Astronomy 🔗 Astronomy/Solar System 🔗 Astronomy/Moon

On April 11, 2019, the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed into the Moon during a failed landing attempt. Its payload included a few thousand tardigrades. Initial reports suggested they could have survived the crash landing. If any of them did survive, they would be the second animal species to reach the Moon, after humans.

We believe the chances of survival for the tardigrades... are extremely high.