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21 July 2019 - 18 Tammuz 5779 - י"ח תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Genesis Prize Foundation grants US$1 million toward Spacecraft Beresheet 2 E-mail

The Genesis Prize Foundation has granted US$1 million toward Beresheet 2, a second attempt to land an Israeli spacecraft on the moon. The first Beresheet mission crashlanded on the surface of the moon on 11 April.

“This grant deviates from our traditional philanthropy, which focuses on one initiative each year in partnership with our laureates. But in its essence, support of Beresheet 2 is exactly why we established our foundation: to inspire the Jewish people, to strengthen the bond between Israel and the Diaspora, and to instill a sense of pride in Israel’s achievements,” said Stan Polovets, co-founder and chairman of the Genesis Prize Foundation.

Beresheet had cost nearly US$100 million, mostly funded by donors, and the results of an investigation into the crash will be published later this month.

Less than 48 hours after the crash, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced the launch of the Beresheet 2 project. The South African-born billionaire donated much of the funding for the first effort.

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