Lunar XPrize teams collaborate to put rovers on the moon

February 24, 2015 1:51 PM

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Lunar XPrize teams collaborate to put rovers on the moon

Google has been hosting the Lunar XPrize for a number of years putting up a significant amount of money as an award for any company that is able to land a rover on the surface of the moon. The prize a successful team will get for landing on the surface of the moon is $30 million. Two competing teams announced this week that they would team up in their effort to win.

The only Japanese team competing in the Lunar XPrize contest, Hakuto, will team up with Astrobotic to attempt to land a pair of rovers on the surface of the moon. Astrobotic is an American team based in Pittsburgh. Astrobotic plans to launch its XPrize mission using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting ...

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