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Google Lunar X PRIZE Featured in The Explorer's Journal

Google Lunar X PRIZE Featured in The Explorer's Journal

By Astiles  on July 07, 2009

The Explorer's Club, a "professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore," has featured the Google Lunar X PRIZE in it's recent issue of The Explorer's Journal. This issue is devoted to lunar exploration in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo landings. You can download a portion of the issue here.

IMG_0119.JPGDr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, has contributed an article to this issue, and there is a great feature showing designs and prototypes of all of our Google Lunar X PRIZE teams' vehicles. Other authors in this issue include Apollo Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Bill Anders.

And as it turns out, the Explorer's Club has yet another tie to the X PRIZE Foundation. When SpaceShipOne flew into space in 2004, it carried with it the Explorer's Club flag. This flag was presented to the Foundation in honor of the achievement of the Ansari X PRIZE.

The full Summer 2009 issue doesn't seem to be available for download yet, but if the segment we've posted (with their permission of course) whets your appetite, you should be able to download the full issue eventually--or subscribe to the Journal today--here.

You'll excuse me now, I've just touched something that went into space. I might be a little giddy.

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