Crash can't stop Copperfield's magic landing on the moon
An attempt by Israel's non-profit SpaceIL to land a spacecraft on the moon failed last week, but the lunar lander - Beresheet, meaning Genesis - left something on the surface.
Among the data in Beresheet's tiny, high-capacity archival devices was a DVD's worth of "secret technological innovations" created by magician David Copperfield. The tricks, which hadn't been released on Earth, are lost to space.
"Magic is the link between science and art - infinite possibilities - shared through new technology and grand storytelling," Copperfield said.
"I create magic to inspire people to dream the impossible, and to look at the world and the future in a different way."