Israeli Space Engineers Hope to Take Another Giant Leap for Mankind

Responding to a Google challenge to grab HD footage from the moon's surface, a team of Israeli volunteers aims for a 2015 launch.

Israel may not have Apollo, but its space industry is hoping to take a giant leap for mankind in 2015 to become the third country in history to land on the moon, this time in a tiny unmanned spacecraft equipped with high definition technology capable of broadcasting images back to Earth.

The initiative is the brainchild of SpaceIL, a non-profit...