The three founders of SpaceIL were invited to participate in the AIPAC annual policy conference in Washington DC. The team had the privilege of sharing the SpaceIL story of the first Israeli spacecraft on the conference's main stage, to leading individuals from the Jewish community in the US and abroad. Watchthe speech on stage, 4/3/13:
Check out what our chairman of the Board said about SpeciaL at TEDx Jerusalem (Go to minute 07:51):
2 years ago, the 3 founders of SpaceIL met in a bar at a small Israeli town named "Holon". By the end of that night, they had a napkin with a sketch of what will hopefully be the first Israeli spaceship to land on the Moon.
Purim, the jewish equivalent of Halloween holiday, was a celebrated a week ago. As a result of the growing awareness to SpaceIL in Israel, it was only natural we'll be getting a lot of photos like this one: Pictures of people, who chose to dress up as our spacecraft! This is what we call "Happy Holidays".
When was the last time you took a trip to the moon over beer, in your local bar? To celebrate Space Week (the last week of January)- Yriv Bash, CEO & one of SpaceIL's founders, gave a lecture about SpaceIL and it's mission to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, to a local bar audience in Tel Aviv. Similar lectures were given all over the country.
SpaceIL is working to inspire the young generation in Israel to choose science and engineering studies. As a non profit organization, SpaceIL is dedicated to promote sience, as well as technical education in Israel. As part of this vision, our volunteers visit schools around the country and tell the children the story of the first Israeli spacecraft. This particular lecture is special in another way: For the first time in the history of SpaceIL- a lecture accompanying by sign language translation was given to a mixed group of deaf and hearing children in a school at Tel Aviv.
SpaceIL has a new running team of workers and volunteers. The running team members have started their trainings for an upcoming race in Tel Aviv, which will take place on March 15th. By participating, they will represent SpaceIL and the race to the moon.
The First Israeli Singularity Conference took place yesterday in Tel Aviv, February 27 2013. In this conference, lecturers from around the world gathered to discuss about how the future is going to look like and how it already affects us today. Yariv Bash, CEO & Founder of SpaceIL, was SpaceIL's representative at this conference.
Our educational team has received a significant strengthening with the joining of talented volunteers, who were trained to give lectures in the community about SpaceIL and to serve as ambassadors of SpaceIL all over the country. (Photo by Alon Hadar)