An Israeli spacecraft - known as the Beresheet - attempted to fly to the Moon. Instead, it crashed onto the lunar surface following the main engine's failure upon landing.
It was considered to be the first privately-funded mission to the moon with an aim to "take pictures and conduct experiments," according to the BBC.
Its failure to land successfully prompted a celebration among advocates of the Palestinian cause. Why? Because it felt like Luna, the ancient Roman goddess of the Moon, was on Palestine's side.