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Coming Soon: Hopping Moon Robots for Private Lunar Landing

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer


A privately funded team trying to win a multimillion-dollar race to the moon has scored a big grant to help develop its hopping lunar landers.

NGL Lander

Next Giant Leap, which aims to take home the Google Lunar X Prize, has received a $1 million grant from the not-for-profit Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, the team has announced. Next Giant Leap will use the money to continue developing and testing its innovative moon landers, which will be able to hop about on the lunar surface, officials said.

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