Will Google Lunar XPrize Finalists Manage a Soft Moon Landing by 2015?

February 19, 2014 6:37 PM

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Will Google Lunar XPrize Finalists Manage a Soft Moon Landing by 2015?

The Google Lunar XPrize foundation has added $6m (£3.6m, €4.4m) in "milestone" prizes and selected five finalists to compete - but it still might not be enough to get a lander on the moon by 2015.

The foundation is offering $40m in prizes for the longest time a lander lasts on the moon. The milestone prizes, which can be won by the first three or four teams able to overcome "key technical risks" in the areas of imaging, mobility and landing systems, which are all essential in getting to the m...

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