Tim Allen to Narrate Fulldome Show for the Google Lunar XPRIZE
Los Angeles, CA (October 21, 2013) — Legendary actor Tim Allen is teaming up with XPRIZE to narrate Back To The Moon For Good, an educational fulldome planetarium show debuting this November at digital planetariums around the world. The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the Moon and provides an insider’s look into the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
Back To The Moon For Good begins with a tour through the history of space exploration, tracing back to the first era of explorers in the 1960s and 1970s. We hear from some of the teams racing to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and journey along the lunar surface. The show ends with a glimpse of a plausible scenario of humanity’s future settlement on the moon.
The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.”
“Although the benefits of going back to the moon are well-known within the space community, the mission of this film – and the Google Lunar XPRIZE – is to re-ignite an interest in space exploration amongst people of all ages and from all walks of life,” said Robert K. Weiss, film veteran and vice-chairman and president of XPRIZE. “As such, we needed a narrator that was recognizable and resonates with all audiences. Tim Allen’s illustrious career makes him the perfect fit to take our message ‘to infinity and beyond.’”
The dome show was created by NSC Creative, an award-winning computer animation studio specializing in immersive fulldome shows, produced by XPRIZE, and written by Ryan Wyatt..
About the Google Lunar XPRIZE:
The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately-funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high definition video and images back to Earth. For more information, go to lunar.xprize.org.
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org.