Back to the moon... for good
In case you haven't heard, the Moon is trending again… and in a big way.
Like in the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s, our big white space neighbor
is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going
back to the moon for good.
The educational Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, Back To The
Moon For Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest
incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon
for the first time in more than 40 years.
To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the
Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and
data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination
and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or
countries – but by the citizens of the world.
The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and
early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about
our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon's origin,
composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its