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Lunar X-Prize

Lunar X-Prize

The Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP) or Moon 2.0 is a competition funded by Google and organized by the X-Prize foundation, which calls for landing a robotic craft on the Moon and then exploring the surface and transmitting data back to Earth. The first X-Prize of $25,000 was won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for flying non-stop from New York to Paris. In 2004, the Ansari X-Prize of $10 million was awarded to SpaceShipOne (Mojave Aerospace Ventures) for flying a three passenger vehicle to an altitude of 100 kilometers, twice within two weeks. The Lunar X-Prize is $20 million.

Google LUNAR X-Prize – [googlelunarxprize.org]

About the Google Lunar X PRIZE

The Google Lunar X PRIZE is igniting a new era of lunar exploration by offering the largest international incentive prize of all time. A total of $30 million in prizes are available to the first privately funded teams to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon and have that robot travel 500 meters over the lunar surface and send images and data back to the Earth. Teams must be at least 90% privately funded, though commercially reasonable sales to government customers are allowed without limit.

Meet the Teams – [googlelunarxprize.org]

The Google Lunar X PRIZE teams come from all walks of life with varied sets of experiences and ideas. Each has a unique plan for getting to the lunar surface. Get to know all of our competitors by following their blogs, watching the latest videos, or participating on their forums, and cheer them on to the Moon!

X PRIZE Foundation – [youtube.com]

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