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Takeshi Hakamada

How did you become involved in the team?

After Prof. Yoshida joined White Label Space for Rover development, I was asked to support him and organize Japanese team

Takeshi Hakamada, Team Leader

Tokyo, Japan

How did you become involved in the team?

I became involved with White Label Space because of my passion for space technology and science. It was by chance that i met the original members all of who were all directly involved in European space industry and i was invited to join because of my vast knowledge of social media and all things Web 2.0 related. Co-founder of FrameBlast, the world easiest video creation tool. http://bit.ly/FrameBlast

Steve Allen, Team Leader

London, United Kingdom

How did you become involved in the team?

Through International Space University network, Andrew contacted to me for help of space robotics technology

Kazuya Yoshida, Rover Development Leader

Sendai, Japan

How did you become involved in the team?

I made a video for a friend that was attending the International Space University. The video was about the Kaizen telerobotic control software that was being developed at Tohoku University.

Kristhian Mason, Video editor

Udine, Italy

How did you become involved in the team?

I wanted to get involved in the GLXP project so I sent the White Label Space team an email asking to help in anyway I can and lo and behold; here I am!

Simon O'Reilly


Team Hakuto has been selected to compete for one of the Milestone Prizes: the Imaging Prize.

Hakuto is the only Google Lunar XPRIZE team based in Japan and has a unique network in that country’s media and space industry. The team consists of a lot of professionals from various field not restricted only space and science field including PR agent, artist, graphic designer, consultant, Lawyer, engineer, planetary scientist. The team focus its efforts on furthering the development of its rover. Hakuto’s lead engineer, Kazuya Yoshida is a professor of Aerospace Engineering at Tohoku University in Japan, and specializes in Dynamics and Control of Space Robots, Mechanism and Control of Planetary Rovers and Robotic Systems for International Space Station (ISS). Hakuto sees the Google Lunar XPRIZE as the beginning of the next wave of space exploration where the common person can be engaged as a contributor and not just a spectator.

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