Aiming for the moon

The SpaceIL team hopes that their project will boost Israeli children’s interest in science

By ADAM GONN
March 20, 2013 14:18
2 minute read.
Moon Satellite

Moon Satellite521. (photo credit: Reuters)

Israeli technology has already conquered cyberspace by launching innovative online messaging programs, computer security software and navigation apps; so where is the next stop? If one asks the three young engineers, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonathan Weintraub, the answer is a simple one – real space, the moon.

The idea of going to the moon came up after Bash heard about Google’s Lunar X Prize, with the search engine giant offering $20 million in prize money to the team that can send a robot to the moon, have that robot travel 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to earth.

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