Skip to comments.Israel plans its first moon launch in December
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 ...
Organisers hold a press conference on July 10, 2018 ahead of the planned launch of Israel's first lunar spacecraft
I suspect there will be a big uptick in "moon landing hoax" and "flat earth" bull**** after they land it.
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!
Mel Brooks never made that ,Jews In Space Movie
The first thing that came to mind though was this from Mel Brooks:
I know! What a gyp.
So is there a race to the moon between Israel and the Palistinians?
Maybe Israel is flying the clouds that they stole from iran there???
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.
Or "Spaceballs: The Search For More Money"
It’s easier to steal clouds from the moon!
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.
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
“Its first task, however, will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon, organisers said.”
Hummus space food sticks?
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.
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