Making Milestones to the Moon

11/11/2013 by Alex Hall
The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competition, the Ansari XPRIZE, which awarded $10 million for the first private suborbital spaceflight.
from The Launch Pad
Lunar Roundup: Exploring the Depths
Nick Azer
Google Lunar XPRIZE team Astrobotic announced plans to head to the "Lake of Death" on the Moon---in order to explore a mysterious cave.
Personal Challenges - Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Update
Leo Camacho
Doing great things goes hand in hand with facing personal challenges. The competitors in the Google Lunar XPRIZE face some of the grandest challenges ever. Find out how they are facing their obstacles and rising above them to form the first "Lunar Economy". 
Lunar Roundup: Adventure
Nick Azer
Adventure galore as the teams tackle things like big sand dunes; zip-lining across moon caves; tigers; and children at close range with their technology. Plus, one team announces a new launch date while another walks us through their new test-mission plan.
Robots and Rockets: 2013 Hardware Reel
Leo Camacho
It's that time again.Every year we release a video compilation of the newest hardware, tech, and just plain cool stuff that comes out of the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams! If you like robots and rockets then you have come to the right place. I'm not talking about Star Wars or Pacific Rim, its the...2013 GOOGLE LUNAR XPRIZE HARDWARE REEL! 
Lunar Roundup: Micro Machining
Nick Azer
We release our 'state of the union' video for 2013, while one team announces plans to miniaturize their lander, and another gets involved with plans to launch a miniature TARDIS (from "Doctor Who")!
Doing Impossible Things: Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Update
Leo Camacho
Finally, after much anticipation, the Google Lunar Team Summit video is here and ready to bring you up to date with inside perspective on the competition. This year our teams met up in Santiago, Chile and discussed some of the issues they face today as they try to win this prize and establish an industry at the same time. Many teams have come to find success in the most unusual places while some teams struggle financially or at an operational level.
Lunar Roundup: Launch Talks and Progress
Nick Azer
July 23rd-July 29th, 2013: Team Euroluna entered into talks with India for their launch! While team Stellar picked a new landing site (it's a popular destination), Synergy Moon announced a call for Moon artists, and several teams shared food for thought.
Lunar Roundup: Malapert Mountain
Nick Azer
Moon Express announces the first mission to the Moon's south pole, while a bunch of teams share rocket-related news. Plus, team Puli's rover enters close combat with a pack of little girls. Will it survive?
Lunar Roundup: Changes Abound
Nick Azer
Major developments as Astrobotic switched out their mission robot, and White Label Space changed their name!
Lunar Roundup: Big NASA News!
Nick Azer
Big news as NASA announces that it wants to do a Moon mission with a private lunar lander, and Congress puts forward a bill that may make the Apollo sites a United States National Historic Park!


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