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Germany to send probes to Apollo Moon landing site

 
 
Reply Wed 30 Nov, 2016 07:23 pm
A German Lunar X-Prize team has announced its intentions to send two mobile probes to the Moon to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission. Finally, something that’ll get the Moon landing conspiracy nutters to shut the hell up.

The group, known as PT Scientists, is one of 16 teams currently vying for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize, a competition requiring a private group to land an autonomous vehicle on the Moon, travel more than 500 meters (1,640 feet), and transmit high-definition photographs back to Earth. The group is currently working with German automobile manufacturer Audi to develop the rover, and it has signed a deal with broker Spaceflight Industries to secure a ride on a commercial launch vehicle (which rocket company is yet to be determined).
http://gizmodo.com/german-mission-to-the-moon-will-prove-the-apollo-landin-1789530362
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Wed 30 Nov, 2016 11:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
That's awesome! I love these prize challenges. It gets people thinking creatively and getting results.
Of course the conspiracy nuts will just claim it was done in a studio...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 1 Dec, 2016 12:18 am
@edgarblythe,
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Frugal1
 
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Reply Wed 7 Dec, 2016 09:44 am
@edgarblythe,
Cool, I'm looking forward to this mission.
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