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SpaceIL is an Israeli nonprofit organization competing in the Google Lunar X Prize to land a spacecraft on the moon in 2015.[1] SpaceIL aims to launch the smallest and lightest vehicle to ever land on the moon.[2] Its total budget is estimated at 36 million dollars, provided mainly by philanthropists (including 16.4 million dollars from Sheldon Adelson).[3]


  1. ^ "One Giant Step for Israel as Company Plots Moon Launch". The Forward. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Shamah, David (12 February 2013). "Israeli space cadets say moon shot is no fantasy". Times of Israel. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Israel space project gets $16 million boost from casino mogul Adelson". Reuters. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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