Double setback: Google Lunar XPrize will see no winner in 2018 and Antrix Corp breaks ties with TeamIndus
Google Lunar XPrize aims to challenge and inspire engineers to find low-cost methods of robotic space exploration.
Five teams have qualified to compete in a $30 million Google-backed competition to land and operate robotic spacecraft on the surface of the moon, the XPrize Foundation said on Tuesday.
The mission is a surveying and pathfinding mission, that will be the initial stages of the plans by Moon Express to establish mining operations on the Moon.
A private firm co-founded by an Indian-Americanplans to take human remains to the Moon at $3 million per kilogram.
A private firm co-founded by an Indian-American and licensed to launch a spacecraft and land on the moon plans to take human remains to the moon.