SpaceIL in the News

With SpaceIL’s Beresheet mission, Israel became the fourth country in the world to touch down on the Moon. It is also the first privately-funded Moon mission ever. To commemorate this historic event, we have compiled various press pieces around SpaceIL’s mission of sending #IsraelToTheMoon…and beyond!


Landing and Beyond

In Orbit



“Return to the Moon: Seconds to Arrival” (Discovery Channel)
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Beresheet Entering Lunar Orbit

(SpaceIL /YNet)

“The goal is to show that Israel can do it”

(Arutz Sheva) – 3.27.19

Israeli Moon Lander Captures Sunrise and Stretches Its Legs on Lunar Trip 


Launch Compilation

The Israelis who dream of going to the moon – and nothing will stop them

(in Hebrew) (Mako / Keshet)


The Triumph of a Failed Moon Landing

(Planetary Society) – 4.17.19 with Yoav Landsman (Beresheet Deputy Mission Director, SpaceIL) and Morris Kahn (Chairman, SpaceIL)


NPR Morning Edition “Israel Heads to the Moon” 


Rejuvenation: ‘Little Spacecraft’ Wants to Motivate Israeli Youth Around Space 

(The Land of Israel)


SpaceIL: Connecting Past, Present, and Future

By Yariv Bash and Kfir Damari, SpaceIL co-founders


1. What themes are evident in Yariv’s story?

2. Have you had a chance to sit down with your grandparents or other family members to hear their stories? What are some of the stories they tell?

3. What types of “things” are passed from one generation to the next? In what ways may they help shape our identities?

Watch another story from SpaceIL co-founder Kfir Damari:

Space and space exploration are the next frontier. The space industry has produced satellite TV, water filters, UV sunglasses, and many more inventions. SpaceIL’s success will be a source of pride for Israel while introducing the world to new and innovative ways to explore outer space. In addition, the space industry has the potential to become a major growth engine for the Israeli economy.

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