Contact Us

Google XPrize Reality Show Makes A Race For The Moon

Subscribe to WWMJ Ellsworth Maine on

Let the search for Alice Kramden begin! I think I just dated myself a little there but you know who I mean.  Most of the participants in Google’s new reality show probable won’t though.  You see, the moon is getting its own reality TV show – with the culmination being a live broadcast from the lunar surface and many competing are college students.

Science Channel and Discovery Channel recently announced that they will be hosting the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a $30 million competition for privately-funded teams to land an unmanned craft on the moon by December 31, 2015.

A lunar landing has not been attempted successfully since 1973 and the Google Lunar XPRIZE . In addition to the prestige the Lunar XPRIZE boasts a massive monetary incentive of 40 million dollars.

Viewers will be able to watch as earth bound teams will try to create a lunar module that can fly to the moon and then transmit video images back to earth.

The rules to win:

  • A private company must land safely on the surface of the Moon
  • Travel 500 meters above, below, or on the Lunar surface
  • Send back two ‘Mooncasts’ to Earth

The Science Channel and Discovery Channel will follow the entire process including testing, lift-off, and live coverage of the winning lunar landing, which is estimated to take place in 2015.

TV firms hope the show will reignite interest in space.

Best of I-95

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for I-95 Road Crew quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive I-95 Road Crew contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.