SpaceIL’s Visit to Emek

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On Tuesday January 28th, Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center was treated to a visit by SpaceIL, Israel’s first attempt at a mission to the moon. SpaceIL was brought to us by Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles’ Annual Heroism program. The two guest speakers and founders of SpaceIL, Yariv Bash and Daniel Saat addressed our middle school boys and girls and explained how the idea of the space mission came about. As part of a competition, a group of three men decided to make Israel the fourth country to land on the moon. The winners of this competition will win $20 million, which they plan to reinvest into other scientific advancements for Israel. The presentation was very informative and the students were asked questions about previous missions to the moon and space. The presenters couldn’t believe how knowledgeable our students were. At the end of the presentation, our students’ class pictures were taken. The images will be loaded onto the mission to the moon! SpaceIL demonstrates that when you dream big anything is possible.

A video of the visit can be seen at http://bit.ly/spaceILvisit