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Israeli Lunar Mission and Chicago’s iCenter Join Hands

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The Chicago-based iCenter, a national Israel education organization, has teamed up with SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit seeking to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon, to develop a series of educational materials to engage North American Jewish students in Israeli science, technology, and space flight.

SpaceIL is the only Israeli team currently competing in the Google Lunar X Prize competition to become the first team to successfully land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon and send pictures back to Earth.

Anne Lanski, executive director of the iCenter, said in a statement that SpaceIL “represents an unprecedented opportunity to engage North American Jewish youth in an inspiring narrative of contemporary Israel.”

“At a time when Jewish educators and communal leaders are eager to connect youth with the richness, diversity, and sophistication of contemporary Israeli life, SpaceIL provides a unique portal, showcasing the leadership and ingenuity of Israelis in science and technology, and the Israeli spirit of overcoming long odds to accomplish great things,” Lanski said.

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10 Responses to “Israeli Lunar Mission and Chicago’s iCenter Join Hands”

  1. Enoch and Eliyahu both stopped on the moon , so go figure ……. Shalom

  2. hahahaha if dey want 2….

  3. NO ? say it ant so ?

  4. NO ? say it ant so ?

  5. Yori Mendel says:

    They don’t dare waste the money, revisiting Arafat’s Birth Place.

  6. Tony Mark says:

    They most probably Will. hahah,

  7. Edward Klug says:

    Go for it Israel has the goal to expand mankinds footprint

  8. I doubt Mankind can expand anything

  9. Aleph HaOhr says:

    Of course mankind could…

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