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Israel plans its first moon launch in December
Phys dot org ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jonah Mandel

Posted on 07/10/2018 3:12:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The unmanned spacecraft, shaped like a pod and weighing some 585 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds) at launch, will land on the moon on February 13, 2019 if all goes according to plan, organisers SpaceIL told a news conference in Yehud, central Israel.

The vessel will be launched via a rocket from American entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX firm and its mission will include research on the moon's magnetic field.

Its first task, however, will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon, organisers said.

The project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which in 2010 offered $30 million (25 million euros) in awards to encourage scientists and entrepreneurs to come up with relatively low-cost moon missions.

Three young Israeli scientists, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub, decided to join the fray...

The trio formed SpaceIL and partnered with state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, envisioning a very small craft they believed could land on the moon by 2013.

Although the Google prize expired in March without a winner having reached the moon, Israel's team pledged to push forward.

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; israel; science; spaceexploration; spacex
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Organisers hold a press conference on July 10, 2018 ahead of the planned launch of Israel's first lunar spacecraft

Organisers hold a press conference on July 10, 2018 ahead of the planned launch of Israel's first lunar spacecraft

1 posted on 07/10/2018 3:12:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
I suspect there will be a big uptick in "moon landing hoax" and "flat earth" bull**** after they land it.

2 posted on 07/10/2018 3:13:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv; KC_Lion

This is hilarious because the Muslims who worship their moon god will now literally have to look at an Israeli flag every time they want to figure out the start of their calendar month!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!


3 posted on 07/10/2018 3:14:57 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mel Brooks never made that ,Jews In Space Movie


4 posted on 07/10/2018 3:15:02 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting.

The first thing that came to mind though was this from Mel Brooks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnSGz8vW0U


5 posted on 07/10/2018 3:18:06 PM PDT by HombreSecreto (The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year)
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To: butlerweave

I know! What a gyp.


6 posted on 07/10/2018 3:18:45 PM PDT by HombreSecreto (The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year)
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To: SunkenCiv

So is there a race to the moon between Israel and the Palistinians?


7 posted on 07/10/2018 3:32:21 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho) to sun spot6)
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To: Spok

Maybe Israel is flying the clouds that they stole from iran there???


8 posted on 07/10/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe Israel will set up a colony on the moon as a refuge for the Jewish people, since it would be safer to wear a yarmulke there than on the streets of European cities.


9 posted on 07/10/2018 3:34:37 PM PDT by humbleexpert
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To: SunkenCiv
Jews in Sapce!


10 posted on 07/10/2018 3:39:58 PM PDT by Gamecock (In church today, we so often find we meet only the same old world, not Christ and His Kingdom. AS)
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To: butlerweave
Mel Brooks never made that ,Jews In Space Movie

Or "Spaceballs: The Search For More Money"

11 posted on 07/10/2018 3:41:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Gamecock
You just had to go there, didn't you.


12 posted on 07/10/2018 3:42:19 PM PDT by katana
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To: Gamecock
Or Hitler on Ice!


13 posted on 07/10/2018 3:44:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s easier to steal clouds from the moon!


14 posted on 07/10/2018 3:52:31 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: SunkenCiv

And as they multiply the conspiracy theories, claiming it’s all a hoax, we’ll be starting kibutzim on the dark side, encased in unbreakable plastic bubble compounds with their own air supply, and start growing moon crops and hosting American Space Force troops at hotels and bars.


15 posted on 07/10/2018 3:56:00 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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So, the article didn’t mention in what ways the palestinians are expanding the frontiers of human knowledge in between destroying things others have built


16 posted on 07/10/2018 3:58:00 PM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Its first task, however, will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon, organisers said.”


And the second task will be to augment the Earth-based cloud-stealing from Iran.

Jews......In......Space!


17 posted on 07/10/2018 4:04:43 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Eleutheria5

Hummus space food sticks?


18 posted on 07/10/2018 4:20:03 PM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: SunkenCiv
I'd rather see a permanent Israeli flag on the Temple Mount first.

ML/NJ

19 posted on 07/10/2018 4:23:35 PM PDT by ml/nj
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If tomorrow every Israeli was sent to the moon with basic tools, seeds and air for a year, and the Palestinians were given all of Israel, in a year, Israel would be a s&ithole, the moon would be a paradise and the Palestinians would say they have right of return to the moon.


20 posted on 07/10/2018 4:34:23 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Proud member of the DWN party. (Deplorable Wing Nut))
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