Voices from the field

JFK's Legacy Lives on in SpaceIL

By The iCenter

"Our mission is to put Israel at the forefront of space exploration. To quote President Kennedy: 'Not because it is easy, but because it is hard.'"

- Yariv Bash, co-founder, SpaceIL

The inspiring mission of SpaceIL is an exciting opportunity to connect this generation with the historic moment of Israel reaching the moon.

Discussion Questions:

  • In the video, SpaceIL co-founder Yariv says that so much has changed in the 70 years since his grandfather was forced to be a scientist for Germany. What do you think he means?
  • What inspired Yariv to create SpaceIL?
  • How does it make you feel to think of Israel becoming the fourth country—after the United States, Russia, and China—to land a spacecraft on the moon?