Lunar X Prize teams plan 'NASCAR' race on the moon

February 24, 2015 5:10 PM

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Lunar X Prize teams plan 'NASCAR' race on the moon

Two competitors in the Google Lunar XPrize competition have teamed up and hope to stage the first car race in outer space.

The United States’ Astrobotics and Japan’s Hakuta teams announced on Monday that they plan to send their robot rovers to the moon on the same SpaceX flight next year. Astrobotics has developed a lander called the Griffin that will deliver the pair to the surface where they will compete for a portion...

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