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Lunar Roundup: Billionaires

This week, in the Google Lunar XPRIZE...

Moon Mining! How to become a billionaire (apparently it’s “really easy”)! Rockets! It’s all here in the latest greatness from the GLXP.

Your moon-race highlights for April 30th-May 6th:

Excavation Point!

Astrobotic's  got a scoop! Quite literally:

This excavation scoop will allow them to sample lunar soil (regolith), and investigate it for potential valuable resources (like water and helium-3)!

How to Become a Billionaire

Moon Express’  leaders, Bob Richards and Naveen Jain, sat down with BBC and answered the question on everyone’s minds: How do I become a billionaire?

Apparently it’s “really easy”: to create a billion-dollar company, solve a billion-dollar question.

The segment (which includes an inside look at Moon Express’ technology) begins at 8:34.

Blowing Stuff Up

Astrobotic  ---not ones to settle for just moon mining epicness---also did a bunch of rocket tests:

Freaking Cool

SpaceVidCast featured a “really freaking cool” project that team JURBAN  is working on---a DIY rocketry contest!:

Robots with Benefits

The students of Penn State Lunar Lion  talked about how their awesome robot projects have benefitted them:

Hell Yeah...and...oh

Part Time Scientists  (they of the “Hell Yeah, It’s Rocket Science!”) shared a photo of their desk in preparation for a presentation. A day in the life!:


Honorable Mentions:

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I’ll be rounding these up every week, so keep an eye here for the best developments from our very own moon race.

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