SpaceIL Launch Announcement Media Hits

USAT

  • USA Today

“Israeli tech company secures shot at $20 million Lunar XPRIZE”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/10/07/israeli-tech-company-secures-shot-30-million-lunar-xprize/73479692/

  • TIMETIME

“Google and Israel May Be Heading to the Moon”

http://time.com/4063420/moon-israel-google-xprize/

WP

  • Washington Post

“The first-ever private mission to the moon just got a lot closer to reality”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/10/07/the-first-ever-private-mission-to-the-moon-just-got-a-lot-closer-to-reality/

  • NWNewsweek

“First Private, Israeli Moon Mission Has Secured a Launch Contract for 2017”
http://www.newsweek.com/first-private-israeli-moon-mission-has-secured-launch-contract-2017-380836

  • Seattle Times

“Moon-bound Israeli robot will ride Spaceflight’s SpaceX rocket ”
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/moon-bound-israeli-robot-willl-ride-spaceflights-spacex-rocket/

  • New York Daily News

“Israeli nonprofit competing in Google Lunar XPRIZE books launch to moon with SpaceX”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/israeli-nonprofit-books-launch-moon-spacex-article-1.2389376

  • Christian Science Monitor

“Israel leads in Google space race. Is a private moon landing imminent? ”
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1007/Israel-leads-in-Google-space-race.-Is-a-private-moon-landing-imminent

  • Wired UK

“Israeli firm to land ‘hopping’ rover on the Moon”
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-10/08/spaceil-israel-google-lunar-x-prize

  • The Times of Israel

“Israelis sign contract to launch spacecraft to the moon”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-sign-contract-to-launch-spacecraft-to-the-moon/

  • Mic

“First Private Moon Launch Scheduled for 2017”
http://mic.com/articles/126414/first-private-moon-launch-scheduled-for-2017

  • Gizmag

“SpaceIL buys “ticket to the moon” for Google Xprize”
http://www.gizmag.com/spaceil-google-xprize-launch-contract/39767/

  • The Register (UK)

“Israeli lander FOUND ON MOON (in 2017)”
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/israeli_lander_on_moon_2017/

  • The Independent (UK)

“Israeli team set for a rocket launch in Google-sponsored $20m race to the moon”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/israeli-team-set-for-a-rocket-launch-in-google-sponsored-20m-race-to-the-moon-a6685256.html

  • Fast Company

“A Team Competing For Google’s Lunar XPrize May Reach Moon By 2017”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3052023/fast-feed/a-team-competing-for-googles-lunar-xprize-may-reach-moon-by-2017

  • CBC

“Google Lunar X Prize team signs contract to send spacecraft to moon”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lunar-xprize-spaceil-1.3261236

  • Science Recorder

“Google wants to see private spacecraft on Moon by 2017”
http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/2015/10/07/google-wants-see-private-spacecraft-moon-2017/

  • Tech Times

“Israeli Team Will Hitch A Ride On SpaceX’s Falcon 9: Can They Land Their Spacecraft On The Moon?”
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/92584/20151008/israeli-team-will-hitch-a-ride-on-spacexs-falcon-9-can-they-land-their-spacecraft-on-the-moon.htm

  • Space News

“Israeli X Prize Team Announces Launch Contract for Lunar Mission”
http://spacenews.com/israeli-x-prize-team-announces-launch-contract-for-lunar-mission/#sthash.3YykETyo.dpuf

  • The Space Reporter

“Israeli spacecraft set for 2017 Moon launch”
http://thespacereporter.com/2015/10/israeli-spacecraft-set-2017-moon-launch/

  • Ynet News

“Israel shooting the moon: First lunar vessel under construction”
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4708194,00.html

  • E & T (Engineering & Technology)

“Israeli team secures first launch agreement in Moon race”
http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/oct/xprize.cfm

  • BBCBBC News

“Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team books rocket”
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34462323

  • I F*cking Love Science

“Google Lunar XPRIZE Competition To Land On The Moon Sees Israeli Company Take The Lead”
http://www.iflscience.com/space/google-competition-land-moon-sees-israeli-company-take-lead

  • Forbes

“First Private Moon Mission Set For Blast-off In 2017”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/bridaineparnell/2015/10/07/first-private-moon-mission-set-for-blast-off-in-2017/

  • Sky News

“Israeli Scientists Sign Google Moon Rover Deal”
http://news.sky.com/story/1565437/israeli-scientists-sign-google-moon-rover-deal

  • VICE News

“The First Privately Funded Lunar Mission Is Set to Launch in 2017”
http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-first-private-lunar-launch-date-has-been-set

  • City A.M.

“Israel rockets into first place in race to complete first ever private mission to the moon”
http://www.cityam.com/226050/israel-rockets-into-first-place-in-race-to-complete-first-ever-private-mission-to-the-moon

  • Popular Science

“Israeli XPrize Team Becomes First To Book A Ticket To The Moon”
http://www.popsci.com/israeli-xprize-team-becomes-first-to-book-ticket-to-moon

  • Engadget

“The Google XPrize moonshot is a step closer to reality”
http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/07/google-lunar-xprize-spaceil-launch-contract/

  • Daily Mail (Reuters)

“Israeli team signs first launch deal in Google moon race”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3263577/Israeli-team-signs-launch-deal-Google-moon-race.html

  • CNET

“Israeli Google Lunar XPrize team aims to put lander on the moon in 2017”
http://www.cnet.com/news/spaceil-glxp-2017/

  • Der Spiegel

“Private Raumfahrt: Israelis kaufen Ticket zum Mond”
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/private-raumfahrt-israelis-kaufen-ticket-zum-mond-a-1056579.html

  • Israeli National News

“Will Israel Send a Man to the Moon?”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201534

  • The Times of Israel

“Israeli team advances in global spacecraft contest”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-team-advances-in-global-spacecraft-contest/

  • The Verge

“Israel could send the first privately-funded mission to the Moon on a Falcon 9 rocket”
http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/7/9466011/spacex-falcon-9-moon-lander-google-lunar-xprize-spaceil

  • International Business Times

“Elon Musk’s SpaceX Joins Israeli SpaceIL In Google’s $30 Million Race To The Moon Contest”
http://www.ibtimes.com/elon-musks-spacex-joins-israeli-spaceil-googles-30-million-race-moon-contest-2130628

  • Popular Mechanics

“This Israeli Team is Hopping Its Way to the Lunar X-Prize”
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/news/a17686/will-this-israeli-team-win-the-lunar-x-prize/

  • New Scientist

“Google Lunar X Prize gets 2017 extension after rocket contract”
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830424-000-google-lunar-x-prize-gets-2017-extension-after-rocket-contract/

  • Mashable

“A nonprofit just booked a trip to the moon with SpaceX”
http://mashable.com/2015/10/07/spaceil-google-lunar-xprize-spacex/#Jd1MmX04HgqK

  • IEEE Spectrum

“The Google Lunar XPrize Race Is Officially On”
http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/robotic-exploration/the-google-lunar-x-prize-race-is-officially-on

  • VentureBeat

“The first private moon-landing moves a step closer as Google Lunar Xprize dishes out its first contract”
http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/07/the-first-private-moon-landing-takes-a-step-closer-as-google-lunar-xprize-dishes-out-its-first-contract/

  • Quartz

“SpaceX booked its first Moon mission—and it uses ridesharing”
http://qz.com/518471/spacex-booked-its-first-moon-mission-and-it-uses-ridesharing/

  • Tech Insider

“Israel could go to the moon in 2017 in a way nobody has before”
http://www.techinsider.io/israels-trip-to-the-moon-2015-10

  • Gizmodo

“The First Private Mission to the Moon Is Planned to Launch in 2017”
http://gizmodo.com/the-first-private-mission-to-the-moon-is-planned-to-lau-1735140327

“Private Moon Race Heats Up with 1st Verified Launch Deal”
http://www.space.com/30763-private-moon-race-google-lunar-xprize-spaceil.html

  • Christian Science Monitor

“What will be the first corporation on the moon? ”
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1007/What-will-be-the-first-corporation-on-the-moon

  • GeekWire

“Israeli-based SpaceIL gets set for 2017 moon race with Spaceflight’s help”
http://www.geekwire.com/2015/israeli-based-spaceil-gets-set-for-2017-moon-race-with-spaceflights-help/

  • Sci-Tech Today

“Israeli Team Advances in Contest To Send Spacecraft to Moon ”
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=013000ACA4KA#

  • Hacked

“Israeli Team Signs First Launch Agreement In Google Lunar XPRIZE Competition”
https://hacked.com/israeli-team-signs-first-launch-agreement-google-lunar-xprize-competition/

  • American Space

“Israeli Team Secures First Google Lunar XPRIZE Launch Contract for 2017 Moonshot on Falcon-9”
http://www.americaspace.com/?p=87070

  •  The Space Review
SpaceIL’s lander will be one of two “co-leads” on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch purchased last month by a Seattle company, Spaceflight Industries.

Still chasing the Moon

  • Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)
The Israeli team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, SpaceIL is the first global team to sign a contract with aerospace manufacturer SpaceX.

SpaceIL Takes Huge Step Towards Winning Google Lunar XPRIZE

  • Seating Chair

The SpaceIL robotic spacecraft, which is just as big as a dishwasher, will be nestled in an assigned capsule over the launch rocket. SpaceIL intends to …

Israel’s SpaceIL scores 1st Google Lunar XPRIZE verified launch contract

  • KRWG News22

-Google-Lunar-XPRIZE-SpaceIL2 SpaceIL, a nonprofit team of engineers and entrepreneurs based out of Israel’s Tel Aviv University, has become the …

SpaceIL mission scheduled for the second half of 2017

  • NYC Today
As a part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition, SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit, has booked a ticket to the moon using a Space X rocket. Indeed a …
  • Statesman Tribune

“We’re proud to formally verify receipt and verification of SpaceIL’s launch contract, positioning them as the primary and solely Google Lunar X Prize …

SpaceX launching Israeli mission to moon

  • Uncover Michigan

SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit, is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize competition and as a part of it has booked a rocket ride to send a probe to the …

SpaceIL books ticket to moon using SpaceX Rocket

  • Herald Current
  • SpaceIL is determined to win the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize, and has its hopes set on 2017. With 16 remaining teams of scientists, explorers …

SpaceIL Takes Huge Step Towards Winning Google Lunar XPRIZE

  • Ledger Gazette

The Google Lunar X prize, which aims to award $30m (£19.6m) to the first private company to land a spacecraft on the Moon, has entered its final …

SpaceIL Takes Huge Step Towards Winning Google Lunar XPRIZE

… this year unless at least one of the competitors contracted for a launch first. The X-Prize Foundation saysSpaceIL met that mark with a “rideshare” .

Israeli Deal Keeps Google Lunar X-Prize Alive

  • The Guardian

SpaceIL is a non-profit organisation founded at the end of 2010. The competition’s organizers had been threatening to scrap the Lunar X-Prize at the …

Private space race gathers pace

  • iTWire

Israeli nonprofit, SpaceIL, a competitor in the Google Lunar XPrize competition, is the first of 16 teams to secure a verified launch contract for its lunar …

Israel’s SpaceIL scores 1st Google Lunar XPRIZE verified launch contract

  • CNNMoney

SpaceIL is one of 16 entrants in the Google (GOOGL, Tech30) Lunar XPrize competition. The teams are competing to land an unmanned spacecraft …

Israeli team set for first-ever commercial mission to the moon

  • Dispatch Tribunal

Israel based SpaceIL has become the first private company to produce a verified launch contract for a 2017 Moon mission in the US$30 million Google …

SpaceIL is the first to produce verified launch contract for a 2017 Moon mission

  • NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News (press release) (blog)
spaceil October 8, 2015 | The Israeli team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, SpaceIL is the first international team to sign a contract with …

  • West California News

Israeli nonprofit ‘SpaceIL‘ has signed a contract to launch its robotic lunar lander towards the moon. There was a press conference held on …

  • ValueWalk

SpaceIL is planning to take home Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Lunar XPRIZE of $30 million, but being the first private firm to have an unmanned …

  • International Business Times

An Israeli lunar lander destined for the moon in two years will hitch a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceIL, the company behind the project, …

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