What is the Google

The $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must be the first to:

successfully place a spacecraft on the moon’s surface

travel 500 meters

transmit high-definition video and images back to Earth

The Moon Money

Grand Prize:

$20 Million

Second Place:

$5 Million

Bonus Prizes:

$5 Million

The first team that successfully completes this mission will be awarded the $20 million Grand Prize. The second team to successfully complete the mission will be awarded $5 million. To win either of these prizes, teams must prove that 90% of their mission costs were funded by private sources. Teams now have until the end of 2017 to launch.

The Race Is On

XPRIZE is exceptionally pleased to officially confirm receipt and verification of five Google Lunar XPRIZE team launch contracts for 2017; SpaceIL (Israel), Moon Express (US),
Synergy Moon (International), TeamIndus (India), and HAKUTO (Japan).

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