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Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year
CNET ^ | July 10, 2018 11:05 AM PDT | Amanda Kooser

Posted on 07/10/2018 8:29:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Three countries have landed missions on the moon: the US, Russia and China. Israel hopes to be the fourth when it launches a spacecraft this December with an assist from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The unmanned mission is a joint effort between private company Israel Aerospace Industries and nonprofit organization SpaceIL. SpaceIL participated in the Google Lunar XPrize competition, which wrapped up earlier this year with no ultimate winner. The people at SpaceIL aren't letting that stop them from completing the lunar journey.

On Tuesday, the team announced its goal of a Feb. 13, 2019, moon landing, but it has yet to set a specific launch date in December. It will take about two months for the spacecraft to reach its destination after launch.

SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries have raised $88 million (£$66 million, AU$118 million) primarily from private donors to fund the project over the past eight years.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Business/Economy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; elonmusk; falcon9; falconheavy; israel; moon; science; spaceexploration; spacex

1 posted on 07/10/2018 8:29:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
ירח ישראלי (Israeli Moon)
2 posted on 07/10/2018 8:33:29 PM PDT by hoagy62 (America Supreme!)
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To: BenLurkin

Everyone should have to ask permission to go to the moon. We planted our flag there.

Jimmuh Carter is an idiot.


3 posted on 07/10/2018 8:39:48 PM PDT by mindburglar (I missed my flight...)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, no Jooos on the moooon.


4 posted on 07/10/2018 8:43:38 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: BenLurkin
I think Mel Brooks predicted this once.


5 posted on 07/10/2018 8:44:41 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Jews in Space:

https://youtu.be/zUnSGz8vW0U


6 posted on 07/10/2018 8:46:28 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: BenLurkin

Oy Gevalt.


7 posted on 07/10/2018 8:48:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: iowamark

We’re Jews out in space
We’re zooming along
protecting the Hebrew race

We’re Jews out in space
If trouble appears
we put it right back in its place

When goyim attack us
We give ‘em a smack
we’ll slap them right back in the face


8 posted on 07/10/2018 8:49:44 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: BenLurkin

Any bets they beat the Palestinians to the moon?


9 posted on 07/10/2018 8:51:40 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

An absolute certainty


10 posted on 07/10/2018 9:09:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: KC_Lion; SkyDancer; Sarah Barracuda

Ping.


11 posted on 07/10/2018 9:34:57 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jewbacca

Ping.


12 posted on 07/10/2018 9:43:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

Palistainians will be there tossing moon rocks at their habitat...


13 posted on 07/10/2018 10:44:11 PM PDT by GraceG ("WWG1WGA")
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3669919/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3669906/posts


14 posted on 07/11/2018 1:01:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: BenLurkin

15 posted on 07/11/2018 3:58:59 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: BenLurkin
Three countries have landed missions on the moon: the US, Russia and China. Israel hopes to be the fourth when it launches a spacecraft this December with an assist from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

But only one has ever put men on the moon and brought them back safely. :-)

16 posted on 07/11/2018 5:41:52 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: Spok
Any bets that the Palis will produce photos of millions of Pali villages on the Moon that have been destroyed by the Israelis?.

17 posted on 09/02/2018 11:21:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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