X Prize, Google Set On 10 Teams In $30 Million Race To Moon

The X Prize Foundation and Google announced the first ten teams to register for the Google Lunar X Prize, the groups' robot race to the moon worth $30 million in prizes. The international group of widely diverse teams will compete to land a privately funded robotic craft on the Moon that is capable of roaming the lunar surface for at least 1,600 feet and sending video, images and data back to the Earth. Since the competition was first announced six months ago, 567 potential teams from 53 countries have requested registration information, the foundation said.

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