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Final adjustments on the T3 positive mold of IAR-111 supersonic airplane.

Again this summer, Barcelona Moon Team will participate at Space Camp Barcelona. This is a summer camp for children is between 8 to 12 years old passionate for science, space and technology. The Space Camp combines these fields of interest in a didactic way by playing in cooperation.

A powerful NASA probe has created the most detailed view yet of the far side of the moon. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) took the picture, which was released along with a flood of other data from the spacecraft last week. The photo is actually a mosaic of thousands of different lunar farside images taken by the lunar orbiter's Wide Angle Camera. The new picture provides the most complete look at the history and composition of the moon's farside to date, and should serve as a valuable resource for the scientific community, researchers said. [See the new moon far side photo]
One of the reasons that often gets thrown around for going to the Moon is lunar resource extraction. The different resources thrown around are myriad, but there are generally two that are given special attention. The first is Helium-3. The second resource are metals - platinum group metals and rare earth elements - for terrestrial use.
June 21, 2011 - by Lander Successfully Shipped
The lander structure has arrived at the testing facilities in California on time. On Friday evening, the lander was mounted to its shipping fixture and loaded into a box truck and embarked on a journey across the country. Preparations for testing are underway. The lander structure mounted to its shipping fixture
June 21, 2011 - by Just Ducky
The Moonbots team "Just Ducky" mass mailed every Google Lunar X PRIZE Team and we took the advantage to answer the questions as a blogpost.

Hi Team Ducky,

You introduced yourself very nicely with a small team photo so do we. Well, actually is impossible to get all the team member on one picture so we have chosen five.
- Rick Maschek and Paul Avery fired a number of experimental pyrogen igniters for the DSS BP motor in an attempt to come up with the most suitable design. Rick reports:
By Pete Paceley, GNC Lead, and Bobby Cohanim, RSCP Technical Director; Draper Laboratory The Rocket City Space Pioneers (RCSP) team is doing trade studies on a backup capability for our Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP) entry that could literally take a massive leap forward in the competition. The GLXP winner needs to land on the Moon, travel at least 500 meters, and then send back data. But what if an entrant lands on the Moon and its rover is unable to move its wheels?

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