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Next Launch GPS IIF-9 on a Delta 4 - Medium+ rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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Moon Bound Google Lunar XPRIZE Awards $5.25 Million in Milestone Prizes

The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is a competition designed to inspire young scientists and engineers to build a robot and safely land it on the lunar surface while on a strict budget. (Photo credit: Google Lunar XPRIZE)

The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is a competition designed to inspire young scientists and engineers to build a robot and safely land it on the lunar surface while on a strict budget. (Photo credit: Google Lunar XPRIZE)

A total of $5.25 million in Milestone Prizes was awarded to five teams this week, on […]

Moon Express Puts Space Launch Complex-36 Back in Business

An artist illustration of the Moon Express MX-1 lunar lander on its mission to the moon.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Moon Express Inc.

 

An artist illustration of the Moon Express MX-1 lunar lander on its mission to the Moon.Image Credit: Courtesy of Moon Express Inc.

A private commercial space company headquartered in California recently announced it has signed an agreement to use the historic Space Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. […]

Google Lunar X Prize: Who To Watch

Image Credit: GLXP

This week in Santiago, Chile, 20 out of 23 Google Lunar X Prize Teams (GLXP) are meeting for an annual summit to better gauge which teams are moving forward with their mission.

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Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Moon Express Acquires Rocket City Space Pioneers, Edges Closer to Goal

Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP) team Moon Express has acquired fellow GLXP team Rocket City Space Pioneers and have thus poised themselves one step closer to landing their rover on the Moon. Image Credit: NASA

One of the teams competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP), Moon Express, has reached an agreement where […]

'Culturally Significant': Google Prize to Honour Sacred Lunar Sites

One of the iconic images from Apollo 11 was Buzz Aldrin's photograph of his own bootprint in the ancient lunar soil. The NASA-Google agreement will hopefully ensure that sites of such cultural importance remain undamaged. Photo Credit: NASA

Scattered across the Moon’s surface, hundreds of artefacts tell the tale of humanity’s first foray to […]

Payloads Workshop Highlights Commercial Space Efforts

Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium hosted a work shop on space flight payloads this week in Cocoa, Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

Space Florida and the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium sponsored the first Space Flight Payloads Workshop at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, […]