As all the Google Lunar X PRIZE teams work hard to accomplish the first commercial robotic mission to the Moon, I think about other places that might be neat to send a robot to. In case you have not heard, this week there has been some very cool and unexplained activity taking place in our own galaxy. No, not with the Moon and not with Mars, but with Saturn.
The Rocket City Space Pioneers have been busy this month.
Steve Cook, Director of Space Technologies for Dynetics, presented three papers recently at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Italy. One of the papers was entitled “Team Rocket City Space Pioneers – Progress Report on the Google Lunar X PRIZE Competition.” This session was well-attended, and there was much interest in our mission.