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Google Lunar Xprize: Astrobotic completes rover tests for $750,000 prize

Team Astrobotic takes to an active quarry just outside of Pittsburgh to put its lunar rover through its paces. Tests complete, the team takes home two milestone prizes worth $750,000.

By December 24, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic's rover rakes in $750,000

As one of the commercial teams racing to get to the moon, Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic successfully tests its lunar rover prototype, getting a big, fat check in the Milestone Prize phase of the competition.

By December 24, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures)

The Google Lunar XPrize is the next great space race, with a $30 million purse offered to commercial teams. Check out Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic's test, which won the team $750,000.

10 Images By December 24, 2014

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Here's what the lunar eclipse looked like from Mercury

Cameras on Earth weren't the only ones keeping an eye on the "blood moon" eclipse last week. NASA's Messenger space probe also captured the event.

By October 14, 2014

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3D printer heading to space could enable lunar exploration

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new high-tech tool at their disposal. CNET's Sumi Das visits Made In Space, the startup that's developed a 3D printer which works in microgravity, allowing crews to print tools, parts and more on demand.

By September 19, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Part-Time Scientists visit the moon in Germany

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Team Part-Time Scientists recently explored a simulated lunar surface in Bremen, Germany.

By August 29, 2014

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Team Part-Time Scientists take their Google Lunar XPrize rover for a spin

To win the Google Lunar XPrize, you not only need to land a rover on the moon by the end of 2015, you'll also need to send high-definition footage back to Earth to document the journey. We join Team Part-Time Scientists in Germany for an early systems test.

By August 29, 2014

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Astrobotic takes off for the Google Lunar XPrize

Milestone tests for the Google Lunar XPrize are underway. We join Team Astrobotic in the Mojave Desert for a test of their rocket-powered Masten lander.

By August 14, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Astrobotic lifts off

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Astrobotic is one of those teams, and it recently completed an important test at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

By August 14, 2014

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Astronaut's lunar heartbeat lives on in Lennon cover

To honor the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, a singer adds sounds of Neil Armstrong's heart, plus "sounds of Venus" recorded by Voyager, to a John Lennon song.

By July 20, 2014