Israel Aerospace : Crashed Landing Spilled TARDIGRADES on the Moon! What changes can we expect on the moon surface?

Brave speculation made by the Israel Aerospace Industries mission control center in Yehud, Israel had their eyes fixed on ‘lunar lander’ which was about to become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon crashed after it landed and the spacecraft lost its contact with the mission control.

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that can survive without food or water for years. And now they’re on the moon!

On April 11 midnight, An Israeli spacecraft carrying tiny animals called tardigrades crashed onto the moon leaving behind water bears stuck there. These are indestructible creatures which can survive both boiling and freezing temperature at any state and can bear a huge amount of human killing radiations, and they can live for years without food and water. As per the sources they most likely can live on the moon as well.


Aiming to maintain a backup of planet Earth around the Solar System, Beresheet carried the foundation’s lunar library, a tiny 30-million page archive of human history and civilization, human DNA samples and a few thousand dehydrated tardigrades. Spivack told Wired that he was quite confident that their payload mostly or entirely survived the impact after making an analysis of the spacecraft’s trajectory and the composition of their lunar library. Engineers lost contact with the spacecraft only minutes before it was due to complete the historic lunar landing on April 11, making a high-velocity crash-landing inevitable.

But at the moment, they need genetic manipulations to do this, and they don’t think this will happen in the near future. It’s unclear whether the tardigrades on the moon survived the crash, and, if so, whether humans will be able to revive them. But given the extreme places where tardigrades have survived and been discovered, it’s definitely possible.