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2014-03-18 12:21:29

Former ULA-Boeing Executive Dr. Andrew Aldrin Joins Moon Express at a Time of Accelerating Growth. HOUSTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) has named Dr. Andrew Aldrin as President, bringing his 20+ years of business leadership and policy experience in high-profile, aerospace companies to MoonEx as it undergoes accelerating growth on the back of rapid technological progress and business expansion. The announcement was made at the 45(th )Lunar and Planetary...

Google Lunar XPRIZE Selects Teams To Compete For Milestone Prizes
2014-02-22 05:19:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Five international teams were selected today as finalists for the Milestone Prizes by the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), carrying a total purse of $6 million USD in awards. The finalist selections were made after reviewing 33 total submissions, which the nine member independent panel of judges selected 11 submissions from five teams: Astrobotic (Pennsylvania, USA), Moon Express (California, USA), Hakuto (Tokyo, Japan), Part-Time-Scientists...

2014-01-22 08:23:28

ARCA and CTS Cashpro respond to customer demand by establishing North American assembly line MEBANE, N.C., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ARCA, in collaboration with CTS Cashpro, today announced the establishment of an assembly line in North Carolina dedicated to producing cash recyclers for the North American banking and retail markets. This will be the only cash recycler built in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/MN50365) ARCA, a global...

2014-01-21 08:20:11

Student team vows: We will be First to the Moon UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Penn State's Lunar Lion team, the only university-led team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, will go live with a crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub. The goal: to raise $406,536 toward the design and build of a prototype of its Lunar Lion moon lander that will land on the Moon by December 2015--the deadline for Google's Lunar XPRIZE. The campaign will run from January 20...

Hungarian Team Taking Big Steps For Google Lunar XPRIZE
2014-01-15 13:33:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Hungarian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE has completed a successful simulation of its rover mission. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is offering $40 million to the first private company that is able to land safely on the surface of the Moon. The competition also requires the rover to travel 1,600 feet above, below or on the Lunar surface, as well as send two videos or photos back to Earth. Team Puli said that during its...

2013-12-19 08:20:44

Galaxy Imaging with Lunar Ultraviolet Telescope To Be First USA-Based Activity On Lunar Surface Since 1972 Apollo 17 KAMUELA, Hawaii, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Lunar Observatory Association is participating in the Chang'e-3 Moon lander mission. This great feat of engineering is the first Moon landing in almost 40 years, and could very well, with a rising tide of interest and imperative for lunar development, mark the beginning of permanent operations on the Moon....

2013-12-09 23:20:34

Google X Prize contenders and new applications for old technology mark the successful close to the 3rd International Workshop on LunarCubes. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Google X Prize contenders and new applications for old technology mark the successful close to the 3rd International Workshop on LunarCubes. Flexure Engineering hosted leading space scientists, engineers and researchers from around the world at the 3rd International Workshop on LunarCubes (LCW 3) recently held...

2013-12-04 00:20:13

Moon Express Commercial Lunar Mission Creates Global "Citizen Science" Collaboration Opportunity for the International Lunar Observatory Association SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), a 501(c)3 organization based in Hawaii and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, is sending the first private telescope to the lunar surface in 2015 with Moon Express, Inc., a U.S. commercial lunar company based in...

2013-12-01 16:20:07

Moon Express Commercial Lunar Mission Creates Scientific Collaboration Opportunity between International Lunar Observatory Association and China on Chang'e-3 Mission SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a U.S. commercial lunar enterprise, is enabling scientific collaboration between the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and China's Chang'e-3 Moon mission successfully launched today from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan...

2013-11-26 16:20:25

Moon Express Software Controls NASA's "Mighty Eagle" Prototype Lunar Lander in Closed Loop Free Flight Test HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a commercial lunar enterprise, announces a successful free flight test of its lunar lander software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander. The "closed loop" free flight test conducted yesterday was the latest in a series of progressive tests of the company's flight software being conducted...