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Next Giant Leap to Take Next Small Step in Google Lunar X Prize

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
December 17, 2008
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The Mystery Team has been unveiled, and it’s an impressive group. Partners in the newly revealed Next Giant Leap team include:

  • MicroSat Systems, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corp.;
  • MIT Space Systems Laboratory;
  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • Aurora Flight Services Corp.
  • Busek Company, Inc.

Wow. That’s like an Ocean’s 11 for space. Minus six, I guess.

The Deadwood, SD-based team will be competing with 15 other groups for a $30 million prize to land a rover on the lunar surface. The prize is being sponsored by the X Prize Foundation and Internet giant Google.

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