First team signs contract to launch lunar module in Lunar X Prize competition

Oct

8

2015

It took a while, but after eight years has finally come: the first team in the race for the Google Lunar X Prize has signed a contract to put its own spacecraft to the moon. That will happen in 2017.

The team that first announced that it finally goes to the moon, the Israeli team. Thus Israel claims to be the fourth country to place a spacecraft on the moon, after earlier missions of the United States, China and the former Soviet Union. SpaceIL however, no team from the government, but a collaboration of private companies.

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