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SpaceIL Team Members Recommend Space Books

SpaceIL Team Members Recommend Space Books

07/06/2015

The journey to the Moon starts in reading a good book! Here is a Space and Science Reading List from our team members, for Book Week 2015:  Yoav Landsman, Chief System Engineer, recommends the book The Martian by Andy Weir. The book brings the story of NASA astronaut Mark Watney, who was accidentally abandoned on […] Read More

Water in Space Special for Shavuot

Water in Space Special for Shavuot

21/05/2015

The jewish holiday of Shavuot has been also celebrate as a water festival, and it made us think: What happens to water in conditions of microgravity in space? How does it look like the International Space Station? It is interesting to see how fluids behave in a situation where there is no gravity, or, to […] Read More

Teenager, Register Your Team to Moonbots 2015 Today and You Could Win a Flight to Japan!

Teenager, Register Your Team to Moonbots 2015 Today and You Could Win a Flight to Japan!

18/05/2015

If you and your friends are into Robotics, Games and Space, this is the challenge for you Google Lunar XPRIZE (The same organization that runs GLXP Moon race which SpaceIL participates in) has announce a new competition for kids and teenagers in the age of 8-17: Moonbots. No Israeli team registered yet, so we are […] Read More

How to raise young scientists at home?

How to raise young scientists at home?

13/05/2015

For Israel Science Day, SpaceIL VP of Education, Ayelet Weizman, advices some tips to nurture young scientists at home “Every game in the playground is a fascinating lesson in physics. Dr. Ayelet Weizman, VP of Education at SpaceIL nonprofit, which aims to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon, says that the simplest games […] Read More

Not Just On Purim: The Moon Dressed Up

Not Just On Purim: The Moon Dressed Up

04/03/2015

Have you ever wonder why we see a human face or a rabbit’s image on the Moon? There is a psychological explanation for it. This phenomenon is called Pareidolia, which in Greek means: “faulty image”.  It’s a cognitive bias of the brain, which makes us recognize familiar patterns pictures in unfamiliar objects, especially of a […] Read More