Moon Minute: NASA "Scouts" the Moon
NASA and Moon Express, a Google Lunar XPRIZE team, are collaborating on a project that might make it a lot easier to get your experiments to the Moon!
Moon Express, a Florida-based commercial space start-up, is looking to make the Moon more accessible as our “8th continent,” and with their new project with NASA – the Lunar Scout Program – they’ve made a big step in this direction.
“The Moon Express Lunar Scout Program is designed to expand our partnership with NASA and support the lunar science community with new low cost lunar orbiter and surface missions. Our goal is to collapse the cost of access to the Moon to enable a new era of lunar exploration and development for students, scientists and commercial interests." – Bob Richards, Founder & CEO, Moon Express [press release]
NASA and Moon Express are looking to partially fund your payload concepts (small science experiments), to go to the Moon and expand our knowledge of our closest neighbor in our solar system. The Lunar Scout Program is a great way to gain more scientific knowledge of the Moon, one of the major goals of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.
So, if want to see your project on the Moon, get in touch with NASA and Moon Express, and it just may happen!
Author: Nick Azer; Editor: Susan Emmer