Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe in Tel Aviv, May 5, 2021. (Flash90) (Flash90)
Eytan Stibbe

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe will be taking a 2,000 year-old coin with him when he flies into outer space.

Stibbe is due to fly to the International Space Station in January, 2022, where he will help with 44 different experiments with Israel’s “Rakia Mission.”

The former Israeli Air Force pilot will be Israel’s second astronaut and the 17th Jew to literally reach the stars.

The coin, which bears the name of Shimon Bar Kochba was found in Nahal Hever in March, 2021.