Dec 16th: Ticket to the Moon


Podcaster: Host: Dr. Pamela Gay; Guest: Adam Michaels & Adam Green

GLXP-700x700Title: GLXP Team Hangout 020: Ticket to the Moon

Organization: Cosmoquest ; Google Lunar XPrize

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Description: They’ve got a launch secured, and now they’re getting ready for the Moon! Meet team SpaceIL, and hear about their dreams—and how they became the first Google Lunar XPRIZE team to secure a verified launch contract.

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

Adam Green, the head of SpaceIL mission analysis

Adam Michaels, SpaceIL lead orbit determination engineer

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