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Google is giving $20m to the first team to land a spacecraft on the Moon in 2017

by Peter Dockrill, Science Alert

The final countdown has begun

Google’s nearly decade-long quest to get private space explorers to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon is finally coming down to the wire – the five remaining teams have until the end of 2017 to meet the epic challenge.

The Lunar XPRIZE competition, first announced back in 2007, may amount to the most ambitious ‘contest’ Earth has ever seen – not to mention the Moon – and now the race is on, as the remaining entrants scramble for the chance to make space history. Continue reading Google is giving $20m to the first team to land a spacecraft on the Moon in 2017