An Astronaut Visitor to HU’s Ein Kerem Campus

An Astronaut Visitor to HU’s Ein Kerem Campus
11th April 2023 Lindy Diamond

On March 21, Eytan Stibbe, a member of the University’s Board of Governors, an Honorary Fellow and the second Israeli to travel to outer space, visited the Ein Kerem campus as part of the Rakia Mission to Send the Second Israeli to Space (in which Eytan participated).

He met with President Prof Asher Cohen, VP of R&D Prof Aharon Palmon, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof Dina Ben-Yehuda, dean of Pharmacy, Prof Sara Eyal, and a with Dr Deganit Paikowsky, a lecturer in the department of international relations and until recently the vice president of the International Astronautical Federation.

He later met with researchers at the Faculty of Medicine, who shared potential experiments for outer space, as well as with inspirational students.

Lastly, Mr Stibbe delivered a fascinating lecture on his space mission to an audience of 100+ people. He was very impressed with the research and students’ curiosity.