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News Archive / Tagged: Moon Express

  • Google Lunar X PRIZE: Creating a new generation of lunar landers

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 11th, 2015

    The last crewed mission to the Moon took place more than four decades ago, and ever since, humanity seems to have a new target in its sights – Mars. Private industry on the other hand has been working diligently to explore more of the lunar surface. With the help of Google’s Lunar X PRIZE, four companies are developing […]

  • Moon Express readying MTV-1X compact lunar lander for tether tests at KSC

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 19th, 2014

    A private space company, Moon Express, is preparing for their first tethered tests of a prototype compact lunar lander at the Lunar Terrain Field located at the end of Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility or “SLF.” The MTV-1X lander is about the size of a coffee table and is dwarfed in size by the […]

  • Moon Express prepares to test hardware at NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility

    Jason RhianNovember 4th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Moon Express, one of the primary competitors under the Google Lunar XPRIZE or “GLXP” – is poised to begin vehicle testing of the team’s MX-1 spacecraft. To help them gain critical data regarding the flight characteristics of the toroidal-shaped (think donut) spacecraft, Moon Express Inc. (Moon Ex), will conduct testing at NASA’s […]