The Moon landing and educational activities
This was a great month for space exploration . We all witnessed the Chinese Chang 3 having landed softly on the Moon, and Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover is on its surface now. China has become the 3rd country in the world to put the robotic vehicle on the moon.
It is the first soft-landing on the moon by any spacecraft in 37 years. And it was especially interesting for us, all of the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams in the competition, because we are trying to do the same. There is only one small difference: we are doing it without the resources of the world economic superpower. Regardless, we strive to reduce the cost of the mission, we want to optimize each and every one of its segments, and that is our goal.
We want to get to the Moon as cheaply and as effectively as possible. We want to reduce all cost and make our technology commercially usable for the future.
Our COO Theo Valich giving interview for the television
Also, we held a press conference in Zagreb, Croatia to promote our educational outreach program, Balloon Stellar - Stratosphere. It was a great success. We want to spark interest of high school students in science and space exploration. You can find out more on the subject on our webpage www.teamstellar.org ,or on our social media pages and channels.