"There’s no two ways about it," she said in the interview. "There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life."
"Despite the fact that Beresheet crashed, hundreds of kids wrote to us saying we inspired them to become engineers and scientists," co-founder Damari said. "If they can dream it, they can do it."
"For the first 24 hours we were just in shock," Spivack said. "We sort of expected that it would be successful. We knew there were risks but we didn’t think the risks were that significant."
During the past month, two ostensibly totally unrelated events focused attention on one of the most controversial aspects of the aftermath of the Holocaust.
The charismatic television reporter covered all of NASA’s 54 manned space flights during his lifetime.
"I’m old enough that I am not only feeling nostalgic about the moon landing but nostalgia for the nostalgia."
"Our goal was not just to build the first Israeli spacecraft, but to also make sure that it will not be the last one," co-founder Kfir Damari told The Jerusalem Post.
The image was taken some 56 miles from the surface of the moon by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Space IL launched Beresheet on February 22 and after multiple maneuvers attempted to land the spacecraft on the moon, but a technical error during the landing caused the spacecraft to crash.