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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: Rocket Hub
01/22/2014
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
01/15/2014
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
01/15/2014
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
01/08/2014
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
01/02/2014
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
12/19/2013
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
12/19/2013
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
12/11/2013
Nick Azer
A Google Lunar XPRIZE team made a huge splash with its new lander, while several other teams had launch developments.
Moon Roundup: STEM TV
12/04/2013
Nick Azer
The Google Lunar XPRIZE teams hit Youtube to talk about their STEM efforts---and technological progress.
Moon Roundup: Launch News & Plants on the Moon
11/27/2013
Nick Azer
A bold new launch partnership means Penn State is heading to the moon in 2015; meanwhile, the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams could be carrying plants to the Moon.

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