Israel announced it would send its second astronaut into space

Jerusalem, November 16 (Xinhua) Israeli government information office said in a statement on the 16th that the country’s second astronaut, Etan Stib, would be launched into space in 2021. According to the statement, 62 year old former Israeli Air Force pilot Steve will be sent into space and to the international space station by the end of 2021. He will conduct dozens of scientific and medical experiments designed by Israeli researchers during his 200 hour space flight. “This is a day of joy and pride for the whole nation,” rifling said at a news conference on the same day He also said that at present, Israel must work with scientists from all over the world. Steve’s space flight training will begin in the next few months, and the project will be completed by the Israeli government in cooperation with the country’s nonprofit Ramon foundation, the statement said. The project will promote Israel’s innovation in the aerospace field, boost technological breakthroughs, and create opportunities for Israel’s economic growth and employment, said ran livnai, chief executive officer of the Ramon foundation, at a news conference on the same day. In 2003, Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, took off on the U.S. space shuttle Columbia. The shuttle disintegrated when it returned to earth from the space station, killing all seven astronauts, including Ramon. Baidu continues to work on quantum computing to lay a solid foundation for new infrastructure construction

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