Nas Daily posts video dedicated to Beresheet

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April 12, 2019 15:30
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Nuseir Yassin in his Nas Daily T-shirt.

Nuseir Yassin in his Nas Daily T-shirt.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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Famed Facebook vlogger Nuseir Yassin, also known as Nas Daily, posted a video on Friday morning in which he spoke to the SpaceIL team that sent Beresheet to the moon.

"When you think of the moon, you normally think of NASA, Neil Armstrong, and Apollo 11," Nas said.

"But you should also think of this guy," he continued, pointing at cofounder of SpaceIL Yariv Bash. "This guy, with his friends, just like NASA, built the cheapest spacecraft in the history of space that actually reached the moon."

Bash, an electronics and computer engineer, was previously responsible for the development and deployment of GPS-based advanced products.

Nas proceeded to explain how Bash, along with cofounders Yonatan Winetraub and Kfir Damari, developed the technology and acquired the resources to send a spacecraft to the moon.

"It sounds like a lot, but $100 million is the cheapest-ever spacecraft that made it to the moon," Nas explained. "And this money they used, not only to build a spacecraft, but to also educate kids, hundreds of thousands of kids from all ages, all races and religions were inspired by their crazy dream and thought that they, too, could land on the moon."


"It's not enough to land on the moon," said Damari. "We need to show kids that they can build spacecrafts and land on the moon, too, and do the impossible."


Nas then told of the tragic spacecraft crash. He said that Beresheet "got very close to the moon, took a historic selfie, sent it back to earth... and crashed."

"This wasn't a failure; this was just a setback," Nas explained. "And for Yariv, it wasn't the only one.

"Two years ago, Yariv got into a skiing accident and got paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors said he would be chairbound for the rest of his life."

Nas, always one for an inspiring turn-around, then said that Yariv took to Facebook and wrote, "No worries. First, we'll put a spacecraft on the moon. Then, we'll fix my legs!"

"Not many people get up after a setback or two," Nas said.  "But those who do make the impossible come true."

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