Podcaster: Host: Dr. Pamela Gay; Guest: John Thornton
Organization: Cosmoquest ; Google Lunar XPrize
More about MOONBOTS: A Google Lunar XPRIZE Challenge: http://moonbots.org
More about Team Puli: http://lunar.xprize.org/teams/astrobotic
Description: Google Lunar XPRIZE team Astrobotic is transforming Pittsburgh—and the world—with their innovative ideas. Find out what’s driving them to go for the Moon, as they look to carry other Google Lunar XPRIZE teams with them on their lander; have a ‘NASCAR’ race together on the lunar surface; and then explore Moon caves!
Overview: A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, we will introduce you to the men and women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments from the +Google Lunar XPRIZE.
Bio: Dr. Pamela Gay is a professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Project Director of Cosmoquest
John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic
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