The 66th International Astronautical Congress, hosted by the Israel Space Agency, was an opportunity for the young generation of Israeli scientists to introduce their own inventions and meet the world’s leading space programs.

An Israeli space odyssey

 

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Heads of all the major space agencies, along with over 2,000 representatives of space industries from 58 nations, gathered in Jerusalem in October 2015 to participate in the 66th International Astronautical Congress. The Congress focused on recent developments in the space industry, including the discovery of water on Mars, which is sure to encourage manned missions to the Red Planet as well as plans to return to the moon.

Hosted by the Israel Space Agency, it was an opportunity for the young generation of Israeli scientists to introduce their own inventions and meet the world’s leading space programs. They even met Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon. Aldrin also helped launch a new initiative in cooperation with the Israel Space Agency and the Israeli Ministry of Science to promote interest in space education among Israeli youth.