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2011-07-23 00:05:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has launched a public education and outreach campaign called "The Moon is Me", designed to foster public awareness and support of lunar exploration as vital to life on Earth and a positive future for humanity. The "Moon is Me" campaign will use inspirational branding and social networking techniques to connect the common person to the Moon and why it is relevant to...

2011-07-21 16:25:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The shuttle Atlantis' return to Earth today, marks the end of an era in space exploration and the beginning of a brand new commercial space era. To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Apollo 11 and a new era of commercial space exploration, tonight Moon Express will host a Lunar Gala Celebration at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. "Today we are excited to celebrate a moment in history and continue to demonstrate...

2011-06-15 15:31:00

PITTSBURGH, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrobotic Technology Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University researchers have completed structural assembly of the lunar landing craft that will deliver the Red Rover robot to the moon in 2014. The half-ton aluminum structure will now be shipped to Boeing Co. facilities in El Segundo, Calif., for shake testing to confirm its soundness and its compatibility with the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. (Photo:...

2011-05-25 12:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that their company team, Team Voraxial®, will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, designed by the challenge to inspire...

2011-04-05 14:14:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naveen Jain shared with colleagues at the annual Explorers Club Awards Dinner in New York that he is Co-Founder and Chairman of Moon Express, Inc., winner of a $10M NASA commercial lunar contract and a leading contender for the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE. Why is Naveen reaching for the Moon? He explained, "This is an extremely exciting project as Moon exploration is vital to solving Earth's present and future resource problems." (Photo:...

2011-04-05 14:10:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Moon-Rush is on and Dr. Barney Pell, well known Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former NASA R&D Manager, has joined the race. As Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Moon Express, Inc., Barney believes very strongly in the economic potential the Moon. "The Moon is Earth's eight continent," he said. "We have barely begun to explore the lunar surface and are already finding compelling evidence of resources...

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2011-02-19 05:30:00

The Lunar X PRIZE Foundation, sponsored by Google, has confirmed the final line-up of 29 teams that will vie for the $30 million robotic Moon-explorer challenge. The $20 million grand prize will go to a team that can be the first to build, launch and place a lunar vehicle on the Moon's surface that explores two locations a third of a mile apart. The vehicle must transmit high-resolution images of both locations back to Earth. The second team to accomplish the task will win $5 million. The...

2011-01-22 00:00:37

Next Giant Leap LLC announced that Draper Laboratory has committed over $1 million from their internal research and development program to fund the design and development of a guidance, navigation and control system test bed for use in Next Giant Leap's commercial lunar mission. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Next Giant Leap LLC (NGL) announced that Draper Laboratory has committed over $1 million from their internal research and development (IR&D) program to fund the design and...


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