Moon landers get boost from Google-funded prize

January 26, 2015 2:06 PM

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MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Shaped like a doughnut and no bigger than a coffee table, the MX-1 lunar lander doesn't look anything like the hulking Apollo module the United States landed on the moon in 1969.

"Think of two tires crudely stuck on top of each other," said Naveen Jain, founder and chairman of Mountain View-based Moon Express, as he described the craft his company built.

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