The also has plans for larger MX-5 and MX-9 vehicles to be sent to the in the future, each capable of carrying more equipment or return lunar material to Earth for sale. As you might be able to guess from the name, the mission would be a sample return mission that could bring "tens of kilograms" of lunar material back to Earth, Moon Express CEO Bob Richards said yesterday on Capitol Hill.
Besides vying for the X Prize, Moon Express will fly science equipment and payloads for at least three paying customers, including Houston-based Celestis, which offers memorial spaceflights for cremated remains.
Two follow-on expeditions, announced on Wednesday, are focused on establishing the first permanent outpost at the moon'ssouth pole by the end of the decade, including the return of the first non-government lunar samples to Earth.
The company's four "explorers" can each be configured to operate as an orbiter, lander or deep space probe.
That first mission will seal the deal on the $20 million if Moon Express beats its global competitors. One of the primary benchmarks to win the Xprize competition is thatany contender must launch their expedition before the end of 2017.
Moon Express also has plans for exploration beyond the lunar surface.
The MX-1E robotic lander.
Their first craft, the MX-1E, stands 4-and-a-half feet tall and 3 feet wide and will act as a base for other crafts, as it is built to connect with other models in a Lego-like fashion. One being that Rocket Lab has only tested their Electron rocket once and while it successfully reached space, it didn't reach orbit.
Technology giant Google is offering a top prize of $20 million for the first team to land a spacecraft on the moon. The MX-1 is proposed as the initial spacecraft to embark on the first expedition.
Brexit : Spanish royals visit Britain despite tensions
Letizia stuck to what she knows best in terms of style, choosing to wear her go-to Spanish designer Felipe Varela for the day. Last September, Felipe used his address to the UN General Assembly in NY to call for a negotiated handover of Gibraltar .
Also that month, a Washington lobbying firm that Manafort co-managed registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. According to the Former Russian prosecutor, Natalie Veselnitskaya, she was initially denied a U.S.
Dehnavi and his family will be released and allowed to enter the USA , ' hospital spokesman Rob Graham said in the statement. She says the stop was based on information discovered during the agency's review.
Residents were instructed to gather their belongings and make arrangements to leave at a moment's notice, said the broadcaster. The Northwest fire centre has remained quiet with only eight of the over 200 fires burning across the province now .
But OPEC's Secretary-General, Mohammad Barkindo, said in Istanbul that it was premature to talk about that option. Another major drag on the oil market has been USA production, which has risen 4.3% this year.
A series of strong thunderstorms may dump more heavy rainfall over the Stateline, resulting in flash flooding in some areas. Forecasters say one or more rounds of thunderstorms are expected into late Wednesday night along and north of USA 30.
Previously, Harington spilled to Entertainment Weekly that fans can expect more of Jon Snow in this season of Game of Thrones . The new series of Game of Thrones will air at 2am on Tuesday, July 18 on Sky Atlantic as it is simulcast with HBO in the US.
In a pulsating final set, which stretched to 95 minutes, Nadal saved two match points in the 10th game and two more in the 20th. He has won 30 sets of tennis across an unbeaten French Open and the first three rounds of Wimbledon and not dropped one.
James says two main impact areas are separated by a mile, but smaller debris is scattered more widely. The plane crashed into a soybean field in LeFlore County and killed 15 Marines and one Navy sailor.
The German statement also said the country's security services were steering Liu's treatment rather than the doctors. Beijing has rebuffed those calls, saying Liu is too sick to travel and is already receiving the best care possible.
The film wouldn't shoot until 2018, and we'll certainly be keeping our eyes wide open for any more news about this project. They have executive produced many Quentin Tarantino projects in the past including Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight .
'Justice League' Star Ben Affleck Dating Lindsay Lohan?
The 44-year-old Oscar-winning filmmaker and the 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer "full-on had an affair". They have three children namely Violet Anne Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Affleck.
OPEC Sees Its Demand Falling, Oil Rises Ahead Of US Data
Saudi Arabia's oil production in June rose to 10.07 million bpd, putting it about 12,000 bpd over its OPEC output target. Gasoline stocks fell by 1.6 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations for a 1.1-million-barrel gain.
GFW Suspends Alberto El Patron
It was later revealed that the woman in the situation was none other than Alberto's fiancée and WWE Superstar Paige . Global Force Wrestling ( GFW ) champion Alberto Del Rio was recently investigated for alleged domestic violence.