Lunar X Competition
The Lunar X Competition is a second space race, that is funded by Google to find the most cost efficient way to go to the moon.
Although, this competition involves a cash reward of 30 million dollar prize, all group's are self funded. The group has to land a robot safely on the moon and move move 500 meters and this must all be completed before the December 31st, 2016 deadline! There are other prizes, too, for missions like surviving the lunar night and visiting an Apollo site.
- The Google Lunar X PRIZE, the largest international incentive based prize of all time, aims to open a new era of lunar travel by vastly decreasing the cost of access to the Moon and space.
There are many other activities other than the Lunar X Competition. Including:
Back To The Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years.
The 2014 MoonBots Challenge is an international on-line competition that challenges youth from 9 to 17 years old to form a team, and design, create and program robots to simulate lunar missions.
MoonBots-in-a-Box is a spin-off educational project of the MoonBots Challenge. This project has been specially created for Science Centers to use with audiences all over the world.