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Lunar Roundup: Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

This week, in the Google Lunar XPRIZE...

The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

Florida-based Omega Envoy  announced that they have been endorsed by Ann Druyan---widow of Carl Sagan---and Cosmos Studios, the folks behind the original Cosmos series!

Ann Druyan with Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson---host of the new Cosmos. [AP Image]

This is no small endorsement, as Cosmos Studios is now producing a new version of the show with Neil deGrasse Tyson and being cowritten/produced by Druyan (with Steve Soter, who also worked on the original).

Omega Envoy's craft is named Sagan, so I guess that name worked out! :)

Omega Envoy's Sagan.

Cosmopolitan

And for a different kind of cosmo, team Puli  's rover managed to be svelte while hitting it up in fashionable Madrid!:

Smartcar

Angelicvm , meanwhile, also showed off their rover---in this case, the adorably mini Angelicvm-1:

Ground Control

And ARCA  showed off their new mission control (for EXOMARS tests and more):

Lion's Pride

And last but not least, Penn State Lunar Lion  's history and background were featured in an article on the Penn State homepage site!

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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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May 14th-20th, 2013. 

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