Lunar Roundup: Mass Media
By Nick Azer on November 20, 2012
Welcome to this week’s Lunar Roundup! A power rankings-style look at who & what’s been “Awesome!” over the last seven days of the Lunar X PRIZE.
The journal Nature featured Astrobotic's cave plans; Robin Williams talked about the competition on David Letterman; Penn State Lunar Lion sat down for their awesome team summit interview; Space.com compared the competition to the gold rush; and Astrobotic talked about skylight exploration.
The top five highlights of November 13th-November 19th:
“This is authentic exploration, this is the real deal. This is really going where none have gone before." - William ‘Red’ Whittaker
Actor Robin Williams talked about Moon Express---his son’s employer---on David Letterman!:
3) Lion’s Share!
Penn State Lunar Lion shared big plans in their Team Summit interview!:
4) Water Rush!
A Space.com article compared the teams’ race for water to the Gold Rush:
NASA themselves are now developing their own water-rush rover---called RESOLVE:
"Once landed an anchor will be fired across the skylight opening with a tether attached. This tether will need to be strong and light weight." -Astrobotic's blog post
- Members of team ARCA shared photos of their balloon jump, as they prepare to break the Romanian record.
- Moon Express recorded a bunch of great interviews at an Autodesk event!
- Team STELLAR updated their logo!
I’ll be rounding these up on a weekly basis, so keep an eye here for all the most awesome developments.
And if you have any favorite stories that I didn’t post here...share ’em in the comments below!