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Two New Teams Join Google Lunar X Prize (News) October 9, 2008

Posted by Nick Azer in Current News, Earthrise Space Inc, Google Lunar X Prize, Mooncast.

The X Prize Foundation has announced that two additional teams have joined the quest for the Google Lunar X Prize:

  • Independence-X Aerospace, a Malaysia-based team with a goal to “Transform Malaysia into a developed space country by the year 2020”, and
  • Omega Envoy, the effort of the Florida-based not-for-profit Earthrise Space, Inc., founded by a group of students and professionals to help reestablish Florida’s status as a space hub.

Both teams express simplicity as a key of their efforts to get a Mooncast and the other objectives completed.

It’ll be fun to watch this X Prize ramp up in the next couple of years, as it could be remembered as something of a ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ for Lunar integration (perhaps that panoramic view in the requirements could be ‘The Shot Seen ‘Round the World’? :) ).



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