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)
Here's the English version of the item from the popular show "Ulpan Shishi" on Channel 2 in Israel, from February 8, 2013. The translated version is in the courtesy of "Jerusalem Online":
Dear readers! Long time no speak, but with some reasonable excuses. It’s the holiday season here, what we refer to as High Holy Days.
Nonetheless, we wanted to give you somewhat of a head count.
Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission, the person who made history on July 20th 1969 and become to first humen to set foot on the moon, had died today at the age of 82.
This accomplished man was not only a NASA astronaut, but also a test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, United States naval aviator, and as a culmination - an inspiration to us all.