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
Moon Roundup: Xombie Fire
Nick Azer
An epic week for the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams, as they moved on big technology, imminent test launches, and more.
Moon Roundup: Cool Robots Everywhere
Nick Azer
It was a busy week in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, as cool robots were all over the place! Competing with each other, mining, and getting ready for space.
Moon Roundup: Rocket Hub
Nick Azer
A famed Youtube star visits a Google Lunar XPRIZE team, while spacecraft and crowdfunding campaigns roll out across the competition.
Moon Roundup: Robots Reality
Nick Azer
Experience a week in the life of moon robots; young engineers; and even the Moon Dude himself.
Puli rover takes ‘panoramic selfie’ to complete Google Lunar XPRIZE mission simulation in Hawaii
Anita Heward
Team Puli, the Hungarian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, has completed a successful simulation of its lunar rover mission at the Pacific International Space Centre for Exploration Systems (PISCES) in Hawaii. During the field tests, the Puli rover drove 600 meters across soft, loose soil similar to the lunar regolith and broadcast high-resolution images and video from its starting and end points.
Moon Roundup: Around the Bend
Nick Azer
As 2014 dawned on a new Moon, the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams rounded the bend on their rockets, moon rovers, & more...
Moon Roundup: Heroes Squared Up
Nick Azer
The site of the 2014 Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Summit was revealed! Meanwhile, the young & passionate from many of the teams shared experiences and progress.
Moon Roundup: The Race Tightens
Nick Azer
The Google Lunar XPRIZE has tightened as we approach the stretch run---now down to 18 teams, a lot of the teams are making important progress. The Moon is that much closer!
As 2013 Comes To An End, Competition Intensifies In Private Race To The Moon
Alex Hall
With just over two years to go until the prize expires, competition is intensifying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized competition ever offered.  Eighteen teams now form the line-up in the race to soft-land a privately funded spacecraft on the surface of the moon before the December 31, 2015 deadline.
Moon Roundup: Lander and Launches
Nick Azer
A Google Lunar XPRIZE team made a huge splash with its new lander, while several other teams had launch developments.


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