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Published on Jan 24, 2018
It looks like Google and Xprize have decided to cancel the Lunar XPRIZE competition after finding that none of the teams will launch before the March 31st deadline. The five remaining teams are Team Indus, Hakuto, Moon Express, Space IL and Synergy moon. These teams were the last five out of the original teams that entered the competition. They all had scheduled flights for late 2017 but none of them could achieve that deadline. This moonshot program was designed to give private space companies a prize for reaching the moon, travelling 500 meters and sending back videos and pictures. The five finalist for the google lunar x prize teams are Spaceil, Moon Express, Teamindus, Synergy Moon and Hakuto. These are all privately owned space companies with team Hakuto being run by Ispace from japan. It seems that most of them will continue to try to land on the moon.. I know Moon Express has a plan to launch using the Electron rocket to put their craft on the moon.
Here on ZakDTV I like tho bring the most interesting science news every Monday-Wednesday and Friday. This is the science that will change our lives forever. We will look at futuristic transportation technologies like the HyperLoop, Virgin Galactic, Tesla Motors and anything that hints at the ability to be a teleporter. I will also bring you advances in robotics from places like Boston Dynamic, iRobot, Hansen Robotics, Darpa and many more. We will see service robots being integrated into our daily lives and we will watch together as that happens. Of course the future will bring forward amazing cures and advances in gene therapy using tools like crispr/cas9. These genetic modifications will lead to a longer life and possibly even human immortality. That would truly be amazing. Of course the future wouldn't be complete without spaceflight. Things like the moon base Nasa wants to make or the ESU and their plans to go to mars. JAXA is providing some great advances as well. We will look at new satellite tech and of course anything cool with the lab in the sky our International Space Station.