Join us for a lecture and discussion with Yonatan Winetraub, Co-Founder of SpaceIL. SpaceIL is making history as part of a global Moon race sponsored by Google to place an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon’s surface before the mission deadline of December 31, 2017.
In October 2015 the Google Lunar XPRIZE Competetion announced that that Space Il had secured a “ticket to the moon” on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher, with a Moon mission scheduled for the second half of 2017. With this, SpaceIL has become the first team worldwide to produce a verified launch contract in the US $20 million Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, and aims to accomplish not only the first Israeli mission to the Moon, but also the world’s first private lunar mission. Landing a spacecraft on the Moon will make Israel the fourth nation to do so, following the success of the three superpowers (US, Russia, and China).
The talk will reveal some of SpaceIL's achievements, challenges, technology and will highlight lessons learned in starting a private space program.
Space is limited to the first 100 people to RSVP.
Directions From Interstate 5
Exit at Genesee Avenue and head west.
Turn left onto North Torrey Pines Rd.
Turn left onto North Point Drive.
North Point Drive bears right and becomes Hopkins Drive
Turn left onto Voigt Drive.
The Jacobs School of Engineering buildings are on the right-hand side of the road, across from parking lot P502. Nearby parking lots include: P503, P502, and P508.
Two-hour metered parking is available in Lots P503 and P508 for all university visitors.
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