The International Astronautical Congress, hosted this year in Jerusalem, may be the first step in Israeli exploration of Mars!

The prestigious conference, attended by top space official from 58 countries, took place in the nation’s capital.

The conference was hosted by the Israel Space Agency and presented an opportunity for youngsters to meet the world’s leading scientists and space researchers.

The participants even got an opportunity to meet Buzz Aldrin, the second person to have ever walked on the Moon.

See for yourself how Israel has become one of today’s front-runners in space exploration.