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Race to the Moon

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (2nd L), Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Ofir Akunis (5th L) and members of the Israeli team, SpaceIL, look at a model of an Israeli spacecraft, during a meeting in Jerusalem Oct. 7, 2015. The Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack and on target for blast-off in late 2017, officials said on Wednesday.

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