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.Learn more about the competition
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Back To The Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years.
The 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge is an international on-line competition that challenges youth from 9 to 17 years old to form a team, and design, create and program robots to simulate lunar missions.
MoonBots-in-a-Box is a spin-off educational project of the MoonBots Challenge. This project has been specially created for Science Centers to use with audiences all over the world.
Media MentionsMay 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.