Google Lunar X Prize

The Google Lunar X Prize, abbreviated GLXP, sometimes referred to as Moon 2.0, is a space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google. It was announced at the Wired Nextfest on 13 September 2007. The challenge calls for privately-funded spaceflight teams to compete in successfully launching, landing, and then traveling across the surface of the Moon with a robot, while also sending back to Earth specified images and other data.

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Space Competition - Google Lunar X Prize
... Google Lunar X Prize calls for teams to compete in successfully launching, landing, and operating a rover on the lunar surface ... The prize awards US$20 million to the first team to land a rover on the moon that successfully roves more than 500 meters and transmits back high definition images ... There is a $5 million second prize, as well as $5 million in potential bonus prizes for extra features such as roving long distances (greater than 5,000 meters), capturing images of man made ...
Google Lunar X Prize - Initial Flights
... Moon Express had its first successful test flight of a prototype lunar lander system called the Lander Test Vehicle (LTV) that was developed in partnership with NASA ...
X Prize Foundation - Prizes and Events Overseen - Active Contests - Google Lunar X PRIZE
... The Google Lunar X PRIZE was introduced on September 13, 2007 ... The goal of the prize is similar to that of the Ansari X PRIZE, to inspire a new generation of private investment in space exploration and technology ... for teams to compete in successfully launching, landing, and operating a rover on the lunar surface ...

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