Google Lunar Xprize: Land On The Moon
Hardly anyone can resist the lure to explore the Moon and almost every boy or girl dreams of landing on this enigmatic satellite one day.The Moon is considered our eighth continent whose surface is somehow equal to North and South America. However, only 5% of the lunar area has been explored by our astronauts).
No wonder that these days, Google is striving to reach the Moonas well. The corporation supports an inducement prize space competition held by X Prize Foundation and poses significant challenges to space pioneers. Its aim is to inspire space frontiers to design cost-effective materials and technologies for space transport.
Google offers $30 million for private teams to create a robot, land it on the lunar surface, travel 500 meters over the Moon and provide the data up to 2016. At present, about thirty teams are diligently working to tackle the challenge.