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A $30 million competition 

TO LAND A PRIVATELY FUNDED

ROBOT ON THE MOON

The Google Lunar XPRIZE incentivizes space entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond.

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Prize Progress

Prize Progress

Media Mentions

May 29, 2015

Astrobotic’s moon lander, Griffin, uses software to automate its navigation. It’s a leading contender in Google’s Lunar XPrize competition, which will award $20 million to the first team whose rover travels 500 meters (546 yards) on the moon.

May 18, 2015

Thanks to the Google Lunar XPrize competition, humans are sending not one but multiple probes to the moon. But the scientists are not your usual space explorers.

February 12, 2015

Maybe plans for the commercial exploration of the moon aren’t so far-fetched after all. The FAA, in a carefully worded policy statement, has essentially outlined a scenario by which a U.S.-based company – Bigelow Aerospace – could stake future claims to lunar property. That could be huge.

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