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Israel Made it to the Moon

in Economy & Innovation

Israel’s first attempt to reach the moon was a journey of magnificence. A team of 3 men with a dream, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari, and Yonatan Winetraub set out in 2010 to build the first ‘grassroots’ spaceship that has ever touched the moon. On April 11, 2019, millions of people watched as Beresheet, Israel’s spacecraft…

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Israel’s Spacecraft Sends First Selfie

in Economy & Innovation

In true Israeli fashion, the first gift of Israel’s SpaceIL mission is a selfie snapped en route to the moon. The first photograph was sent from over 20,000 kilometers away from Earth, where only a couple weeks ago, Beresheet, or Genesis, was launched on February 22 from Cape Canaveral. The photograph shows the spectacular surface…

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A Million Dreams on the Moon

in Health & Science

A mission to the moon will carry a unique Israeli time capsule along with it for future generations. Along with the Declaration of Israeli Independence, an unmanned space craft will carry with it an Israeli flag, a map of Israel, a copy of the national anthem, the Bible, and a protective traveler’s prayer; in Hebrew…

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Israeli desert turned into Mars mission

in Economy & Innovation

If the Israeli desert seems like it’s light years away, for six Israeli pioneers, for four days, it was. Named the “Ramonauts,” four men and two women stepped into a simulated mission to Mars, or the closest space they could find to it – the Israeli desert. According to the Israeli Space Agency, the Ramon…

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High School Science Project Launched at NASA

in Health & Science

A group of high school students from various cities in Israel just launched a satellite called Duchifat 2 through the NASA space program. Eighty students worked in teams of ten for two years building the satellite, and are one of only 28 teams across the world to have worked on this kind of project for…

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