Discovery HD World, Discovery Science and Discovery Tamil Channel Air Return to the Moon Seconds to Arrival
Discovery channel follows path to the moon of Israeli team in a one-hour exclusive Return to the Moon Seconds to Arrival Premiering Monday April 22 at 10.00 P.M.Since the dawn of the Space Age only three countries have landed a craft on the moon, the U.S., Soviet Union and China. Now, in 2019, for the first time, a private technology company attempted to join that list. In a one-hour Discovery Exclusive special, Return to the Moon Seconds to Arrival, premiering Monday, April 22 at 10 PM IST, Discovery will follow the men and women of SpaceIL on its mission to land the first privately funded spacecraft on the surface of the moon.
The show will also be simulcast on Discovery HD World, Discovery Science and Discovery Tamil channel.SpaceIL was founded by three young Israeli engineers, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari, and Yonatan Winetraub, and is one of the organizations that participated in the international Google Lunar XPRIZE, which challenged scientists to build, launch, and land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. In 2017, SpaceIL, the lone representative from Israel, became one of the five finalists, but in 2018, Google closed the contest without naming a winner. Undeterred, SpaceIL soldiered on with help of public and private funding.
About the Show
Their attempted lunar landing was the culmination of eight years of intensive collaboration between SpaceIL and Israeli Aerospace Industries. The craft, which could have been the smallest to ever land on the moon, launched as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a two-month journey.Return to the Moon Seconds to Arrival is produced by Discovery Studios for Discovery and Science Channel. Sandy Jaro Jarrell, Cindy Kain and Michael Hacker are executive producers for Discovery Studios. Howard Swartz and Bill Howard are executive producers for Discovery and Science Channel.
Watch the inspiring story of SPACEIL titled RETURN TO THE MOON: SECONDS TO ARRIVAL premiering Monday, April 22 at 10 PM IST will be simulcast on Discovery, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science and Discovery Tamil Channel.