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First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week
Associated Press ^ | February 18, 2019 | Ilan Ben Zion

Posted on 02/18/2019 7:35:09 AM PST by Olog-hai

A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon.

SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries told a news conference that the landing craft — dubbed “Beresheet,” or Genesis — will take off from Florida, propelled by a SpaceX Falcon rocket on its weekslong voyage to the moon.

The launch is scheduled late Thursday in the United States, early Friday in Israel. It had been originally slated for last December. […]

The small craft, roughly the size of a washing machine, is equipped with instruments to measure the moon’s magnetic field, as well as a copy of the Bible microscopically etched on a small metal disc. …

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; beresheet; elonmusk; falcon; falcon9; falconheavy; florida; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; moon; moonlanding; science; spaceil; spacex; waronterror
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“Beresheet” (also transliterated Bereshith) literally means “In the beginning,” the first word(s) of the Bible.
1 posted on 02/18/2019 7:35:09 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: KC_Lion; SkyDancer; Sarah Barracuda

Ping.


2 posted on 02/18/2019 7:35:46 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

“aircraft to land on the moon”

Hm.


3 posted on 02/18/2019 7:38:19 AM PST by rightwingcrazy (,)
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To: Olog-hai

Brings memories of “Jews in Space” which I believe was part of Mel Brook’s “History of the World Part 1”. So now, it’s “Jews on the Moon”.

What I’d love to see is them place a backlit Star of David on the portion facing earth so that at night when the moon was new, it would appear hovering over Mecca with no means for the muzzies to blot it out. Love it, love it, love it.


4 posted on 02/18/2019 7:43:36 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rightwingcrazy

AP has such brilliant reporters.


5 posted on 02/18/2019 7:43:54 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Meanwhile the surrounding arab countries have perfected the wheel.


6 posted on 02/18/2019 7:44:42 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Olog-hai

Muslims are outraged by the Jews landing on their precious moon... ( When are they NOT outraged )


7 posted on 02/18/2019 7:44:46 AM PST by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: Olog-hai
Is it modeled on a fiat lux?
8 posted on 02/18/2019 7:46:23 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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To: rightwingcrazy

You could say it is an aircraft as long as it is in the Earth’s atmosphere.

But it isn’t when it lands on the moon.

A science reporter should know better.

Also a lack of good editing/proofreading.


9 posted on 02/18/2019 7:46:26 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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To: Olog-hai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnSGz8vW0U


10 posted on 02/18/2019 7:47:25 AM PST by WKUHilltopper
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Meanwhile the surrounding arab countries have almost perfected the wheel.

There.

Fixed...

11 posted on 02/18/2019 7:47:51 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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To: Da Coyote

6+

One internet to the first person to get the reference...


12 posted on 02/18/2019 7:49:36 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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To: gibsonguy

The only reason Arabs have the wheel is that they have the Petro dollars to buy them from abroad


13 posted on 02/18/2019 7:51:05 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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To: Olog-hai

congratulations to our good friends of Israel!

But for the record, only one country was first; only one country landed men on the moon (12 I believe) and returned them safely to Earth.


14 posted on 02/18/2019 7:52:27 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

15 posted on 02/18/2019 7:53:46 AM PST by montag813 ("This is Montag, Block 813...")
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To: null and void
Yes, in principio.
16 posted on 02/18/2019 7:56:07 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: MichaelCorleone

And did it before the end of the decade.

Now the meme is that we can’t ever do it again, as we’ve lost the recipe...


17 posted on 02/18/2019 7:56:23 AM PST by null and void (If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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To: Olog-hai

IDK to me it sounds funny.
Miami (2nd home of Jews in US)
washing machine (whose simile is this? The launchers or the reporter? If launchers, very domestic, if men, very appropriate for Jews. Did they put any laundry in by any chance so they could do two things at one time?)
Torah (first five books of bible) on a disk. Did they load anything else? Maybe a list of items for sale or trade in case any aliens come around to investigate.
Maybe they could send Ilhan Omar up there one a one-way trip.
Disclaimer: I am Jewish.


18 posted on 02/18/2019 8:05:55 AM PST by malach (We live in interesting times)
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To: null and void

I don’t know if this is part of what you’re referring to, but supposedly the blueprints to the F1 engine that powered the booster part of the Saturn V were destroyed.

Supposedly they are gone forever.

I’d sooner buy the Brooklyn Bridge than believe that one.


19 posted on 02/18/2019 8:08:33 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
I expect a HUGE uptick in the "Flat Earth" and "Moon landings faked" hoaxes and stupidity, I hope *not* on FR. Thanks Olog-hai.

20 posted on 02/18/2019 8:18:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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