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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...

2013-12-23 23:21:47

Moon Express' privately funded space telescope will be launched to the Moon in a pioneering experiment to democratize access to space exploration. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 The ILO-X telescope uses innovative optical and imaging technology, combined with advanced software and micro-miniaturized electronics. The result is with a device the same size as a large shoe box which weighs around 5 pounds which is capable of delivering deep space pictures of objects inside and...

MOON EXPRESS, INC. SPACECRAFT
2013-12-06 11:03:21

[ Watch the Video: Commercial Lunar Landing Planned For 2015 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The privately-held company Moon Express has revealed the small exploratory craft it has scheduled to land on the Moon by 2015, which would mark the first American landing on the lunar surface since 1972. Debuted at the Autodesk University show in Las Vegas on Thursday evening, Moon Express’ MX-1 craft is about the size of a coffee table, meaning it isn’t large...

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...

2013-09-21 16:20:04

Moon Express Tests Flight Software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander. HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC) is collaborating with Moon Express, Inc. to test the company's flight software on NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype robotic lander. The collaboration is intended to help foster the development of commercial lunar landers for future low-cost missions to the Moon. (Photo:...

2013-09-05 12:21:20

Moon Express deepens its commitment to advance lunar science with the support of renowned lunar experts for its plans to explore and develop lunar resources for science and commerce. HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc., a lunar resources company, announced today that leading planetary scientists Dr. Paul Spudis and Dr. Jack Burns have joined the company to assist its plans to explore the Moon for precious resources. Dr. Spudis, an outspoken advocate of using...

Moon Express Mission To Moon's South Pole
2013-07-19 16:04:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express have just announced not only the first private enterprise mission to the Moon but also the first mission to the Moon's South Pole. The mission will be exploring the Moon's South Pole for mineral resources and water. Lunar probes have provided evidence of mineral and volatile deposits in the Moon's southern polar region where energy and resources may be...

2013-07-18 20:20:18

Huntsville Operations Will Be Key to Landing First Commercial Spacecraft on the Moon. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, Inc., a lunar resource company, has announced the opening of a Propulsion Development Facility in Huntsville, Alabama, that will be key to landing the world's first commercial spacecraft on the Moon. The announcement was made by rocket pioneer Tim Pickens, who joined Moon Express as the company's Chief Propulsion Engineer earlier...