Google-backed civilian race to the moon ends with no winner for $20 million prize

Ten years and four deadline extensions later, there’s still no winner to show.

Romanian moon ‘rockoon’ flies towards Google Lunar X-Prize

The Google Lunar X-Prize is a great initiative that awards $20 million to whoever manages to fly a robot to the Moon, travel 500 meters and then send pictures back to the Earth first (prizes drop for 2nd, 3rd, etc). One of the most interesting competitors, the Romanian team fought a year’s worth of bad weather and a ruptured balloon