Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rocket, robot, satellite

OK, so as I started to tell you in Monday's post, thousands of people lined up to get through the tight security check and into our President's annual Sukkot open house and open sukkah.

Here is a 3-ton Shavit rocket (22 tons when loaded) pointing toward the sky.
The exhibits this years were on Israeli advances in science, agriculture, and the environment.
The Israel Aerospace Industries rocket was mounted on a simulated launcher.

The clouds made the day a perfect temperature and nice for SkyWatch Friday.

A pretty satellite with blue panels unfolded, compliments of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

The performing robot was a big hit.
Come back again soon to see the art works and archaeology inside the President's Residence and the amazing hanging flowers, fruit and vegetable displays in the sukkah.


Theanne and Baron said...

technology is fantastic isn't it? Happy you're having good's cooling down here in Florida...time to start walking!

VP said...

I would really like to be there for this...

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photos, Dina. The second is so colorful! Technology is fascinating.
Don't you ever wonder, however, what happened to the promise they made us in the 60s, that the turn of the 21st century would see us all with robots to do our housework for us?
Well, the prediction about home computers was just about right on, though, and here we are communicating around the globe on a daily basis.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

ρομπερτ said...

the sky as their limit, maybe even going beyond.
please have you all a good friday.

Abe Lincoln said...

It has been very windy here in Ohio yesterday and today. It is also very wet and cold. The leaves are falling. The sky is a dark winter gray color. I can't seem to stay warm.

I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

chubskulit said...

Beautifully taken!

Sky Watch at my page, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

Kim, USA said...

Technology every where is a hit. But can't figure out how a robot could be a friend? ^_^ Happy weekend!

Sky Watch

Cloudia said...

What a techno-wonderland Israel is!

Aloha from Waikiki;

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Ann said...

is it a real rocket?

Spiderdama said...

Very interesting and what a satelite.. looks like gold around.