The Bible describes Israel as a light unto the nations, and modern Israel has lived up to that description. The innovative discoveries and technologies coming out of Israel continue to revolutionize our world. In nearly every scientific field, Israel’s inventors and entrepreneurs are on the cutting edge. These technological advancements are saving lives and transforming the way nations address critical challenges. From fighting cancer to eliminating hunger, Israel’s technology is one of the primary ways the nations of the world are blessed through the Jewish state.

Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft fails to land safely on the moon

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet did not make the anticipated landing on the moon as planned on Thursday night. Disappointment set in at the SpaceIL mission center as it became evident that while Beresheet did make it to the moon and won’t be capable to carry out it’s final mission. As the spacecraft approached the moon, SpaceIL … Read More

Israel’s Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Seven weeks after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) soared into the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida, commencing an epic 6.5 million km. journey, it is poised to make history on Thursday evening when it reaches the Moon. Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface … Read More

Beresheet spacecraft succeeds in latest maneuver, bringing it closer to moon

Monday, April 8, 2019

After entering lunar orbit last week, Israeli spacecraft Beresheet on Monday morning successfully performed another maneuver as it entered ever-tighter orbits around the moon, before attempting to land on April 11 in the Sea of Serenity. The maneuver reduced the maximum distance of the spacecraft’s elliptical path around the moon from 750 kilometers (466 miles) to … Read More

With Beresheet, Israel becomes 7th country to achieve lunar orbit

Friday, April 5, 2019

Engineers confirmed early Friday morning that the Beresheet spacecraft was successfully captured by lunar gravity during a tricky maneuver the night before, making Israel the seventh country in the world to successfully send objects into orbit around the moon. The United States, Russia (as the USSR), Japan, China, the European Space Agency and India have … Read More

With Turkish loss of the F-35, Israel keeps its aerial superiority

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Pentagon’s decision to stop the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey due to Ankara’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defense system will allow Israel to keep it’s aerial superiority in the Middle East. Washington’s move follows repeated warnings both from the United States and NATO allies … Read More

Israeli spacecraft snaps Earth ‘selfie’ with flag from 23,000 miles away

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Beresheet spacecraft on Tuesday sent back a photo taken with its “selfie camera,” in which the Israeli flag can be seen 37,600 kilometers (23,000 miles) above Earth. A plaque installed on the outside of the lunar lander depicts Israel’s national flag as well as the phrases “Am Yisrael Chai” (the people of Israel live) … Read More

Following setback, Beresheet spacecraft completes critical maneuver

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Beresheet spacecraft successfully carried out a key maneuver Thursday night, following a worrisome computer glitch earlier this week. Ground control activated the spacecraft’s main engine for four minutes, putting it into a new orbit which takes it to a distance of 131,000 kilometers from earth. The next maneuver is scheduled for next week. “The … Read More

Israeli spacecraft launches, Beresheet heads into orbit towards the moon

Monday, February 25, 2019

Beresheet, which successfully launched early Friday morning, has begun its elliptical orbit around the Earth at a distance of 69,400 km. and is now on its way to the moon. Scientists and tech staff at Israel Aerospace Industries headquarters were notified of the spacecraft’s high sensitivity toward the sun’s rays in the star trackers on … Read More

Israel’s privately funded moon mission lifts off

Friday, February 22, 2019

Israel’s non-profit SpaceIL launched its spacecraft from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket, in a bid to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon. The unmanned craft, weighing 1,300 pounds and standing approximately five feet tall, began an approximate seven-week journey to the moon, from where … Read More

Why Israel’s little Beresheet lander bound for the moon is a big deal

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On Thursday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch a small spacecraft on its way to the moon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And if the little lander known as Beresheet makes it all the way to the lunar surface, it’ll mark several milestones that’ve been years in the making. SpaceIL, the Israel-based nonprofit … Read More