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Lunar Roundup: Hopping, Running, and Rolling
For this week's top five highlights, Omega Envoy scored yet another big partner, while Moon Express talked about the importance of competition; TechNewsDaily took a good look at Hopper technology; JURBAN made an entertaining video; and our own Nathan Wong tackled the challenges of the lunar surface.
The Challenges of a Lunar Mission
The Challenges of a Lunar Mission This article is part two in a five part series about going back to the Moon with the Google Lunar X PRIZE by Nathan Wong.We learned that getting to the Moon is not simple process, but the challenges do not end once we reach the surface. One of the main challenges associated with the Google Lunar X PRIZE is surface mobility, but there are also other challenges to consider that must be understood and overcome in order to complete any mission successfully.
Moon Express Team Interview
An interview with Google Lunar X PRIZE team Moon Express, based in the USA. Public Outreach Liaison, Brad Kohlenberg, discusses The Moon and Me media campaign and what the moon means to him.
Lunar Roundup: Two Teams United
This week's top five highlights! Omega Envoy and Angelicum joined forces for their mission, while SpaceIL announced their funding numbers; Omega Envoy scored a partnership with Trelleborg Sealing; Popular Mechanics shared their picks for who is winning in the PRIZE; and ARCA unveiled a new strategy.
Team Summit Video: Astrobotic
An interview with Google Lunar X PRIZE team Astrobotic, from the USA. President John Thorton describes their Ice Breaker mission to find water on the poles of the Moon.
Lunar Roundup: Big News, Big Stakes!
The top five highlights of the week---and what a huge week around the X PRIZE! Synergy Moon is offering lunar land claims, Odyssey Moon is launching to the ISS, Omega Envoy secures more funding, Astrobotic reveals their latest Polaris rover, and STELLAR provides some cool insight to the strategies of funding between teams!
From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the MoonThis article is part one of a five part series about going back to the Moon with the Google Lunar X PRIZE by Nathan Wong“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Well in the case of the Google Lunar X PRIZE it is both. Building systems that can operate on the Moon is a difficult task, but so is the task of getting a payload to the lunar surface safely. There have been 19 successful soft landings on the Moon, from Luna 9 on January 31, 1966 to Luna 24 on August 14, 1976, including the Apollo missions.
Bonjourno from IAC + World Space Week
Happy World Space Week, and greetings from the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Italy! The GLXP European point-of-contact, Anita, and myself have spent the past week at the largest international space conference of the year. This year the conference attracted over 2000 delegates from around the world, making this venue THE place for learning about the latest and greatest in lunar spacecraft, science, and missions.
Launching the Next Era in Space Travel and Exploration
As the space shuttle rides off into history, private initiatives, incentivized competitions and new technologies are transforming the race into space.
Team Summit Videos: Angelicum and Stellar
We added some more team summit videos for your enjoyment.I present to you Angelicum and Stellar!An interview with Google Lunar X PRIZE team, Angelicum from Chile, lead by Klaus Von Storch at the 2012 Team Summit. Klaus describes university participation in Chile and some of the design drivers for their rover, Dandelion.
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