Back to the Moon Day

Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Feb 8, 2014

Meet members of Pennsylvania's two teams that are working on robotic spacecraft designed to travel to the Moon. These two teams—Lunar Lion, from Penn State University, and Astrobotic, from CMU spinoff Astrobotic Technology – are among the 18 currently active competitors worldwide vying for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is igniting a new era of lunar exploration by offering the largest international incentive prize of all time. A total of $30 million in prizes is available to the first privately funded teams to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon and have that robot travel 500 meters over the lunar surface and send images and data back to Earth.

Back To The Moon For Good, a 25-minute film about the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition and the history of space exploration, will be shown at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm in Buhl Planetarium, followed by brief remarks by members of the Astrobotic and Lunar Lion teams.

Representatives of the Astrobotic and Lunar Lion teams will also be on hand at information tables in the Buhl Lobby from 11 am – 1:30 pm and between showings of the film.

Free with general admission.

Feb 08, 201411:00 am - 5:00 pm


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