President Isaac Herzog met today with Eytan Stibbe, the Israeli who will fly to the International Space Station in two months’ time with the Rakia Mission. (…) In two months, Eytan Stibbe will fly to the International Space Station as part of the Rakia Mission. The purpose of the mission is to advance and expand the Israeli aerospace industry. During his time at the International Space Station, Mr. Stibbe will facilitate dozens of scientific experiments for Israeli companies, conduct educational activities for Israeli children in Hebrew, and give a platform to unique works of Israeli art.
President Isaac Herzog meets Eytan Stibbe, the Israeli who will fly to the International Space Station, and gives him a copy of the Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel to take into space
President Herzog and Eytan Stibbe discussed the preparations for the Rakia Mission, which is being led in Israel by the Ramon Foundation and the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology. The President gave Mr. Stibbe a special gift: a glass cube inscribed with the Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel in the handwriting of its author, the President’s grandfather, Israel’s first chief rabbi, Yitzhak Isaac HaLevi Herzog.
The President wished Mr. Stibbe great success ahead of his space mission and said: “The whole nation is watching you. I want to wish you, from the bottom of my heart, success in your important space mission. May you influence the whole of humanity for another hundred years. May you continue to bring all of us, your nation, your country, and your family, great pride. Fly in peace and return in peace. Look after yourself! (…)”
Source/Sender: Pressoffice of President of the State of Israel