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  • Helping Nigeria, winning the Euroleague cup, news from Hollywood and more… This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 19, 2014 | 11:35 am

    Lending a hand to Nigeria

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted Israel’s offer of help in rescuing some 200 schoolgirls captured in April by members of the Islamist terror organization Boko Haram. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jonathan: “We are ready to help...

  • Israeli scientists shoot for the moon with dishwasher-sized spacecraft

    March 6, 2014 | 10:15 am

    It's only the size of a dishwasher and weighs as much as giant panda, but its inventors are hoping this spacecraft will go where no other Israeli vessel has gone before – to the moon.

    Working on a shoestring budget, the Israeli scientists and engineers building the shuttle -...

  • An Israeli ‘Apollo Effect’?

    By Jared Sichel

    February 5, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    The schoolchildren hung on Daniel Saat’s every word as he spoke about orbits, atmospheres, propulsion and moon hopping — not the same as moonwalking.

    As the director of business development for SpaceIL — Israel’s project to send a micro-spaceship to the moon — Saat and founder...

  • Celebrate Israel Independence Day festival map

    By JewishJournal

    April 18, 2013 | 11:25 am

    Map

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    1. Main Stage — Performance by legendary Israeli rock band Mishina, The Spazmatics and the official Independence Day Ceremony. 

    2. SpaceIL — Photo opportunity with Israel's first space shuttle which will be sent to the moon.

    3. Cafe Tel Aviv —...

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  • SpaceIL: Israel’s race to the moon

    By Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.

    That vision is not fantasy or chauvinistic braggadocio, but the sober prediction of Israel’s...

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