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DMac
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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
DMac   5/21/2012 3:40:20 PM
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@Duane- I have the same concern. It does not seem to me that landing this robot on the moon could even be done for $20 million.

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
Duane Benson   5/21/2012 2:23:42 AM
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It seems like just getting anything close to the moon would be a significant enough accomplishment for an X-prize. Adding in orbital capture and landing a vehicle makes me doubt that we'll see this prize getting awarded anytime soon.

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
KB3001   5/20/2012 9:08:39 AM
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I second that.

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
agk   5/20/2012 6:16:14 AM
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From the picture it seems to be a simple design.Are there provisions for this robot not to topple and due to some reason if it topples can it correct itself?

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
Sanjib.A   5/19/2012 6:06:31 AM
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Making the robot autonomous on the moon surface is a challenging job and I think full-time desication is needed! Cudos to the team and wish all success to them! How this robot will be taken to the Moon? Is there a moon mission in 2014 that Google is also sponsoring? And I agree to Rick...Apollo landing area should protected as a "heritage" site.

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
Rick DeMeis   5/19/2012 4:36:59 AM
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As "heritage" sites, the Apollo landing areas should be protected from intrusion--or at least highly regulated. The next thing we may see then are souvenir hunting robots. Read more about those concerns here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Lunar_X_Prize

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
SylvieBarak   5/19/2012 12:26:12 AM
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Is that an acronym for how cute the robot is?

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re: Slideshow: Team readies lunar rover for Google space contest
shruthikeshava1234   5/18/2012 11:25:22 PM
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