But with Israel's Beresheet Mission, this impossible deed came to be true.
The Israeli lunar spacecraft "Beresheet" sent a photo of itself at a distance of 23,364 miles from Earth as it is heading to the moon.
The spacecraft transmitted the image back to the control room, which is in Yehud, in central Israel.
"Australia can be clearly seen!"
A plaque reads: "Small Country, Big Dreams" and "The people of Israel live". As per the team members, the cost of the entire mission with the launch stood around $100 million.
The craft has also broken an Israeli speed record, traveling at 10.5 kilometers per second, said Opher Doron, general manager of the space division at Israel Aerospace Industries.
After landing, Beresheet will start carrying out scientific experiments on the lunar surface, including measuring and mapping the moon's magnetic field, the Israeli Science and Technology Ministry said. China's Chang'e-4 made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon on January 3, after a probe sent by Beijing made a lunar landing elsewhere in 2013.
Only the US, Russia, and China have made it to Moon before this mission.
The spacecraft is loaded with a lot of things which enables it to become one of the heaviest ones.
Israel's first spacecraft created to land on the moon has taken a first selfie on its journey to the moon. The spacecraft also packs a "time capsule" that comprises a Bible, children's drawings, Israeli songs, memories of a Holocaust survivor, and the country's national flag. Next comes US with the aim of building up small space station on Moon's orbit by 2026.