Google to unveil J.J. Abrams' Lunar X Prize documentaries

March 3, 2016 2:07 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Having mastered fictional renderings of spaceflight, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams has turned his attention to a real space drama, with a series of Web-based documentaries about a Google-backed race to the moon.

Produced by Abrams and directed by documentary filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel ("Virunga"), the series chronicles some of the 16 teams vying for $30 million in prizes for landing and operating a privately developed robotic spacecraft on the moon before Dec. 31, 2017.

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