Ahead of the much-anticipated moon launch of the Israeli-made “Beresheet” spacecraft, its creators, SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, held a special press conference to discuss details of the historic event scheduled for overnight Thursday, Israel time.
TIP spoke with SpaceIL Co-founder Yonatan Weintraub on the details of the launch and what it means for Israel.
01:08 – “We are hoping to use this as a tool for inspiration for kids, because today kids don’t want to be scientists and engineers, but all the kids want to be in reality T.V.”
01:49 – “ I think this is already a success in a way… who would’ve known that a small state can actually attempt something like this, attempt going to the moon. This is going to be the furthest that any Israeli object has gone and its huge for the state of Israel.”
02:25 – “We are taking a special time capsule, the time capsule contains pictures that the public sends us, arts and libraries from all over the world and it also contains the Bible.”