Back to the Moon For Good
Sorry, this show closed Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Our neighbor in space is enjoying the attention of a new generation of lunar explorers. Only this time, they’re going back to the Moon for good. The educational 25-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE planetarium show Back to the Moon For Good chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history.
To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years, travel it 500 meters over the lunar surface and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries—by the citizens of the world.
- Learn about the first era of space exploration in the 1960s and 1970s.
- See the engineering and innovation steps taken by international teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon.
- Imagine our future on the Moon, brought to life through cutting-edge digital imagery.
- Narrated by Tim Allen.
About the Google Lunar XPRIZE:
The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth. For more information, go to www.googlelunarxprize.org.