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Google releases amazing movie on Lunar XPrize

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Back To The Moon For Good – The New Space Race is a the mini-documentary that gives additional background on Google’s Lunar XPrize contest, which is designed to inspire competing teams to land a spacecraft on the moon.

Google Lunar XPrize was created to incentivize a new generation of private space exploration. Today eighteen private teams from around the world are vying to be the first to land a craft on the moon, roam at least 500 meters and send images and data back to earth for a grand prize of $20 million.

The YouTube movie is narrated by film and television star Tim Allen. The 24-minute film was adapted for YouTube from the immersive planetarium show that toured the U.S. last year. The film takes viewers through the entire history of lunar exploration, using 3D imagery, colorful infographics and well-designed animations that put you right in the middle of the action. Worth watching!

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