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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

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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

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Ridesharing goes to the moon (literally)

Space travel is hard. It’s been seven and a half years since Google and the X Prize Foundation announced a $20 million grand prize to the first team that successfully lands and maneuvers a robot on the moon. 239 more words

Spaceflight and the Preservation of the Physical Past

Cultural relics from Apollo, as well as other wreckage, soft landers, and rovers currently exist on the Moon, undisturbed since their arrival. That does not mean that no one will do so in the future. 868 more words

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Crowdsourcing Weekends: Augie and the Green Knight, Israeli Spacecraft To Moon, One Million Lovely Letters

This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Augie and the Green Knight… 1,168 more words

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Israeli Group Seeks Spacecraft To Send Torah To the Moon

An Israeli group is trying its best to eternally preserve Jewish tradition, should Earth ever be destroyed by the Mayan apocalypse or a robot takeover… 291 more words

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Local Company Hoping To Win $20M & Make Pittsburgh A Space Hub

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More than a dozen teams from around the world are competing for a $20 million prize.

And a Pittsburgh company is one of the front runners. 427 more words

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