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An illustration of the Audi Lunar Quattro rover that PT Scientists plans to send to the moon to win the Google Lunar X Prize. Credit: PT Scientists
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astrobotic peregrine lander
SpaceIL lander

Astrobotic Signs Agreement With Mexican Space Agency

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Astrobotic, a company competing for the Google Lunar X Prize, announced June 10 it had signed an agreement to carry a payload provided by Mexico’s space agency to the moon.

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Japan's Team Hakuto rover entries for the Google Lunar X Prize, Moonraker and Tetris. Credit: Team Hakuto
The Google Lunar X Prize divided $5 million in intermediate prizes among five teams that accomplished self-defined milestones of varying difficulty. Credit: GLXP image/SpaceNews graphic by Brian Berger
SLC-36 before its demolition. Credit: NASA
Astrobotic Andy rover

Historic 2004 SpaceShipOne Flight Starts a New Space Era

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With Mike Melvill at the controls, SpaceShipOne made history June 21, 2004, when it became the first privately developed and privately owned rocket to cross the edge of space.

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