Recently in the Google Lunar X Prize Category

Today the Google Lunar X Prize announced that the deadline for the competition deadline had been extended again, this time to the end of 2016. Also announced today were two milestone prizes being won by Astrobotic.

Getting a spacecraft to land on the moon is both expensive and difficult. To date only three countries, Russia, the U.S. and most recently, China, have done so, and this through government programs.

In May at the International Space Development Conference hosted by the National Space Society a summit of the teams competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE took place. The video shows thoughts and updates from some of the teams. Of note, and as expected, we should be hearing soon about more teams merging for the race to the finish line.