1 Apr 2019

The Lunar Landing!

Israel continues to astonish the world, and an upcoming event shines a bright light on a new technological achievement.

Soon, a robotic spacecraft, Beresheet, will be the first Israeli lunar lander in history when it reaches the moon’s surface in early April.

And to that end, my friends at the America-Israel Friendship League (www.aifl.org) are hosting a webinar Tuesday, April 2 (noon CST), and I invite you to join in for a fascinating discussion of the project. Be sure to register here.

Featured in this AIFL webinar series, “Israeli Dreamers Who Dare” will be AIFL president and moderator Jonathan Barsade, Morris Kahn of the Kahn Foundation, Dafna Jackson, CEO of the Kahn Foundation, Ido Anteby CEO of SpaceIL, Yariv Bash, co-founder of SpaceIL, and Opher Doron, Space Division GM, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

This will be an exclusive chance to learn about Israel’s venture into space travel.

At 4 a.m. Israel time on February 21, the Beresheet lunar lander rocketed into space aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. According to a report in Religion News Service:

“The launch time was just one of many religious elements surrounding the Israeli Beresheet lander, whose name is a reference to the Hebrew word for ‘in the beginning’ that introduces the biblical book of Genesis. Not only is the spacecraft — which is carrying copies of Jewish prayers and holy texts — poised to make history for Israel and the privately funded space industry, it’s also quietly modeling for the broader aerospace industry how religion and science work together to reach the stars.”

I will be participating in the webinar and hope to see you there!