SpaceIL founders, from left, Yonatan Winetraub, Kfir Damari and Yariv Bash. Photo: courtesy

Three young Israeli engineers – Yonatan Winetraub, Yariv Bash and Kfir Damari — register for the Google Lunar X Prize competition in December after discussing logistics of an Israeli moon mission at a pub in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon. Israel is the 34th, and last, country to register.