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Google Lunar X PRIZE: Astrobotic’s Red Rover to Have Interactive Appearance, Stream Video April 16, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in Astrobotic, Google Lunar X Prize, rover.

One of the leading Google Lunar X PRIZE teams, Astrobotic, will have their rover (Red Rover) making an interactive appearance this Saturday the 18th at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

20 participants at the event will get to actually drive the rover, and for those of us who can’t make it out there, there will be a live stream of what the rover sees.

That last bit might seem like a footnote, but it’s more significant than that—as one of the requirements to win the X PRIZE is to send back HD video, this is potentially a cool preview of the vantage point that we’ll have for the surface of the Moon in Astrobotic’s eventual Mooncast.

So check out that stream on Saturday, and take a moment to see not gobs of excited geeks, but the view those eyes could be giving us of the lunar surface someday soon… :)



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