February 24, 2011

Lunar X-Prize Narrows to 29 Final Teams

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The Google-promoted Lunar X-Prize has been narrowed down to 29 teams from 17 countries. The winner of the $30 million will get to send their low-budget robot to the Moon, where it will send back photos. The competition was first announced in 2007 and has a target date of completion by 2015. The teams vary in make-up from University groups to commercial businesses and some of them have already contacted spacecraft companies to transport their bots. Break a robotic leg and let the games begin.

Via BBC

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 24, 2011 10:55 AM
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