March 5, 2019
To the moon in 7 weeks!
Before joining Team Pieoneers, our Creative Copywriter, Jane worked on a music video that is now heading for the moon.
The song "Speed of Light" was commissioned by Genius 100 Visions to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the theory of relativity. In 1918, Albert Einstein co-founded the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Genius: 100 Visions works to celebrate Einstein’s accomplishments and inspire the next generation. It is an initiative of The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.
Speed of Light was written by famed Hollywood composer Shuki Levi (of Inspector Gadget and Power Rangers) and the music video was sponsored by the Shuki and Tori Levi Foundation. Speed of Light is an inspirational anthem, encouraging children to explore the joys of Science. As such, we travelled to four different countries on four different continents, filming and recording kids performing the song. The first stop was Justicia Village in South Africa, then we caught up with the students of the Udayachal School in Mumbai India, then we moved on to Jerusalem, and finally Montreal.
Now, less than two years later, Israel is sending its first mission to the moon. The Beresheet spacecraft is carrying scientific instruments to measure the lunar magnetic field, and also a time capsule carrying, among other electronic files, The Speed of Light music video! Beresheet is due to touch down on the moon April 11th 2019. We are very excited for this historic mission and congratulate, Jane, the kids, and everyone who made it happen. “ We can rise we can shine at the Speed of Light”
Watch the music video!