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Moon Express Announces Private Lunar Mission
2013-05-29 11:44:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based Moon Express has announced plans to send its International Lunar Observatory precursor (ILO-X) to the lunar surface by 2015 and make its observations publicly available through the Internet. "It's citizen science on the moon and it's really a new model of public participation," said Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. "This will be a small, but very high-performance telescope on the moon that the public and scientists...

Lunar Rover Will Search For Water On The Moon
2012-10-10 04:12:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A full size prototype of the Polaris lunar rover was unveiled recently by Astrobotic Technology Inc., a spin-off company of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Polaris is a water-prospecting robot specially designed to work in the permanently shadowed craters of the lunar poles. Polaris is scheduled to launch using a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket powered by liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene...

Galactic Suite Vying For Google Lunar X Prize
2012-08-08 13:37:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Keeping their eyes on the prize, one team is attempting to win the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize to send a rover to the moon. Galactic Suite announced it has signed a launch service contract for a Chinese rocket that will carry its robot to the moon in June 2014. The Google Lunar X Prize is an incentive competition that challenges space professionals and engineers to build and launch a privately funded lunar rover that...

Pow! Straight To The Moon!
2012-06-25 13:20:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com At this year´s SETIcon II, space experts with varying degrees of expertise and goals gathered together to discuss a far-out plan: Traveling to the moon. Alex Hall, Senior Director of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, (GLXP) a private competition to drive commercial exploration of space, started an early morning panel discussing Google´s foray into space exploration. She said her organization will be one of the first to sell tickets to land...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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