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Beresheet, resilience and the Jewish people

A simple and elegant way to define resilience in layman’s terms is, “the ability to at all times and under all circumstances retain one’s basic humanity.”

By LEONARD CARR
07/05/2019
ISRAEL HOPES the Beresheet project will showcase the country’s achievements

SpaceIL to create and launch second Beresheet spacecraft

The first Beresheet spacecraft was largely successful, despite not having landed on the moon. Beresheet 2.0 is expected to complete the task.

14/04/2019
Far side of the moon by Beresheet, April 10, 2019

Israel's Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today

Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface - the United States, Russia and China.

11/04/2019

Capturing the moon – Beresheet gears up to escape Earth’s gravity

The nation holds its breath as Beresheet is meant to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull on Thursday, will the April 11 celebrations be held or will it melt near the sun?

Sunrise photo from Beresheet spacecraft

Wanna see the sunrise from space? Beresheet has the video

The spacecraft is in its largest elliptical orbit around the earth and is scheduled to intersect the moon’s orbit and be captured in it on April 4 at 251,655 miles from earth.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
27/03/2019

Beresheet completes another successful maneuver en route to Moon

SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries engineers completed the maneuver at 3:11 p.m. local time.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Israel’s first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is prepared

To the Moon

Tiny Israel is again in the news, this time for something remarkable for any nation.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly with Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly talks biology, chemistry, physics and space

"Day one of a year in space, and I’m thinking to myself, man, this is a stupid thing to be doing. You can’t get away, you can’t call an Uber."

The Arava kindergarten of Ariel children get ready to fly to the moon

The Arava kindergarten of Ariel flies to the moon

The children of the Arava kindergarten suggested that they too can build a spacecraft to send to the moon.

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