I guess, there is a cultural thing in his question, as a lot of people was raised with the ideal that war is a mean to bring peace. We know thats not true, and war is just a mean of survival.
The first steps of putting a man-made object into space were taken by German scientists during World War II while testing the V2 rocket which became the first human-made object in space on October 3, 1942 with the launching of V-4
And I am comparing Israel with Russia, because its the topic and we are discussing it. In this case I have a point.
Although many called his ideas impractical,:8,117 Tsiolkovsky influenced later rocket scientists throughout Europe, like Wernher von Braun. Russian search teams at Peenemünde found a German translation of a book by Tsiolkovsky of which "almost every page...was embellished by von Braun's comments and notes.
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