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LunaTrex Leader Speaks at Purdue

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 8, 2009
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The Google Lunar X Prize has a brief update on LunaTrex, one of the teams competing for the $25 million prize. Team Leader Peter Bitar recently visited Purdue University, where he spoke to the Aero Engineering 450 class that is conducting a simulated GLXP mission.

Bitar also gave a 25-minute presentation to about 120 members of something called the Pugwash Group. The presentation was followed by a 90-minute Q&A.

One response to “LunaTrex Leader Speaks at Purdue”

  1. Nickolai_the_Russian_Guy says:

    Yea, I was there! At the Pugwash meeting. He’s a pretty interesting guy and he was really open to questions. He said his team hopes to start building hardware within a year, but they haven’t settled on the final design of the vehicle. In any case, they’re looking to make a vehicle that weighs something like 10 lbs and generally do the project for less than the prize money. I even got his business card!

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