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The race to the moon is underway as Astrobotic raises $2.5 million

Astrobotic Technology, the company that plans to deliver payloads to the moon, has completed a $2.5 million seed round led by Space Angels Network… 785 more words


To the Moon! Lunar XPRIZE team looks to send Wikipedia into space aboard homemade rover

Quick: You can send 20 gigabytes of data to the moon. What’s it going to be? Time’s up!

Wikipedia? What a coincidence — that’s what the… 568 more words


Moon Express asks FAA to review lunar mission

Moon Express, the lunar exploration venture backed by Seattle tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, says it’s asking the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a payload review of its spacecraft and plans for a mission to the moon in 2017. 127 more words


'Moon Shot' focuses on rocketeers' moon race

Film director/producer J.J. Abrams has been in on two of the biggest space-movie franchises ever, “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” – so maybe it shouldn’t be that surprising that he’s also in on “Moon Shot,” an online documentary series that tracks the teams vying for the $30 million… 108 more words


One small step for Moon Express lunar launch

Moon Express, the lunar exploration venture co-founded by Seattle entrepreneur Naveen Jain, has gotten the “all systems go” signal for its bid to put a robotic lander to the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. 202 more words


Moon Express aims for 2017 launch to moon

Moon Express says it has reserved three lunar lander launches from a startup called Rocket Lab starting in 2017, with an eye toward putting robots on the moon’s surface and winning the lion’s share of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize. 82 more words