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The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE is an awesome race to the Moon----challenging a variety of private companies to be the first to land their own rover on the lunar surface
With 25 teams, all ramping up the action every week, there’s a lot of news that comes along! So each week I round up the best items from around the Prize.
Space telescopes, good vibrations, and some sweet videos---the week of July 20-27th was a fun one! Check out the highlights:
1) Awesome Scope!
Team Moon Express is partnering up with The International Lunar Observatory Association to put a space telescope on the Moon! It’s a precursor to bigger and even more awesome things, but it’ll get the project on the South Pole of the Moon started:
2) Good Vibrations!
Team Penn State Lunar Lion posted a video explaining (and demonstrating!) how they’re managing co-axial yaw on their test craft. A cool look into the technical side:
3) An Expressive Explanation!
The CEO of team Moon Express, Bob Richards, did a great interview this week with Kidela Capital Group where he explained really well why companies are going to the Moon at all, and the value of it. Great overview:
4) Kick Picked!
Team Part Time Scientists launched a Kickstarter for their RRE rover---and, more specifically, for it’s testing ground.
As a way to give back, the first folks to test the new rover are going to be...you! They’ll be handing over the controls so the masses can get of taste of piloting a rover. Pretty awesome!
5) Phoenicia Rising!
And, last but not least, Team Phoenicia announced their first partners for launching goodness! Phoenicia offered to have Cal Poly/Tyvak CubeSats hitch a ride; check out the full details in the release: Team Phoenicia Unveils First Partners for Ride Sharing On Lunar Launch
I’ll be rounding these up on a weekly basis, so check back to keep up on what cool things are going down with the Google Lunar X PRIZE!
And if you have any favorite #GLXP items that I didn’t share here...post’em in the comments below! We can all debate the awesomeness ;)
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