Tal is the head of the space and UAV research center at Israel’s Fisher institute for air and space strategic studies, and the chairman of the Israeli space society. Tal learned political science and security studies, at the Tel Aviv University. He has 17 years of experience in teaching space sciences at various organizations and institutions, including the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is a member of the AIAA since 1997, and the national coordinator of the world space week, a UN declared international enterprise. Tal's current areas of interest include the Chinese space program, Responsive Space, Missile defense and private space enterprises. He is frequent speaker at international congresses such as the international space congress and Milsatcom. He is freelance writer at “Galileo”, Ynet and “hayadan”.