To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

Israel Ready for Take-Off to the Moon: Spacecraft Named for "Genesis" Will Carry a Bible

David Lazarus : Feb 19, 2019  Israel Today

The Israeli spacecraft contains a "time capsule" loaded with digital files including a Bible, children's drawings, Israeli songs, memories of a Holocaust survivor and the blue-and-white Israeli flag.

(Israel)—[Israel Today] Israel is making history. In just a few days, an Israeli spacecraft will take off for the moon. Named Beresheet (Genesis), it took nearly eight years of hard work by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries to finally reach this exciting launch event. (Image: via SpaceIL)

So far, only Russia, the United States and China have sent spacecraft to the moon. The 585-kg Beresheet will lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday. Mission control will be stationed in Yehud, a town just south of Tel Aviv.

"We are entering history and are proud to belong to a group that has dreamed and fulfilled the vision shared by many countries in the world, but that so far only three of them have accomplished," SpaceIL president Morris Kahn said.

Beresheet will first orbit earth, traveling a total of 6.5 million kilometers, the longest distance ever traveled to the moon, which is only about 380,000 kilometers from our planet.

The Israeli spacecraft contains a "time capsule" loaded with digital files including a Bible, children's drawings, Israeli songs, memories of a Holocaust survivor and the blue-and-white Israeli flag. The $100-million project will measure the lunar magnetic field to help us understand how the moon was formed.

"This is the lowest-budget spacecraft to ever undertake such a mission. The superpowers that have managed to land spacecraft on the moon spent many times that number," the IAI statement noted.

Beresheet is the first spacecraft to land on the moon as a private initiative, rather than a government project. The mission started in response to the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered a $30-million reward to encourage scientists and entrepreneurs to come up with a relatively inexpensive lunar mission. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Fully Vaccinated Colin Powell Dies of Complications from Covid at 84

Pennsylvania School Boards Sever Ties With National Group That Called Parents 'Domestic Terrorists'

'We Made Our Case': Marine Reprimanded, Slapped With $5K Fine for Criticizing Afghan Withdrawal

New Navy Order: Unvaccinated Sailors to Be Discharged, Could Face Financial Penalties

'Please Pray for Us!' 17 Missionaries, Including Children, Kidnapped in Haiti

'Enabling Religious Persecution': Apple Obeys China's Communist Regime, Quran and Bible Apps Removed

NFL Player Austin Carr Retires to Follow the Voice of God

Court Rules Texas Heartbeat Law Can Remain in Place While Litigation Continues

Predominantly Black Arkansas Town Declares Itself a 'Pro-Life City'

'God Protected Him': Texas Man Who Found Missing Toddler Praises God for Miraculous Rescue

New Gallup Poll: Most Americans Want Reduced Government and Lower Taxes

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Refuses to Resign after Slamming LGBT Ideology as 'Filth': 'Time for Parents in This State to Take a Strong Stand for Their Children'

'We Acknowledge God's Sovereignty,' Tennessee Governor Says in Prayer Proclamation

Pentecostal Pastor Calls Out Republicans and Democrats. Makes This Surprising Announcement

DC Tribute to Fallen Law-Enforcement Officers Draws Crowd of Thousands to National Mall

Amish Survived COVID Better Than Most by Never Locking Down or Shuttering Churches; Reached Herd Immunity

Some State School Boards Are Backing Parents, and Want the National School Board's Letter Retracted

Parents Slam Loudoun School Board after Report of Skirt-Wearing Boy Sexually Assaulting Girl in Bathroom

New National Sex Ed 'Common Core' for Kids Is More Like Hard Core, Too 'Deranged' to Describe in a Headline

COVID Survivors Sue Oregon's Gov. Brown over Vaccine Mandate



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com