Back to the Moon for Good
** The Google Lunar XPrize competition has been closed with no winner. **
This show has been retired.
Dooley Planetarium is excited to be able to offer the Google Lunar XPrize fulldome show "Back to the Moon for Good" to visiting groups.
From the Google Lunar XPrize site:
The show opens on 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 surface.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is introduced as the largest incentivized competition to date, designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge.
Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel. The show ends with a stunning glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon.
This program is narrated by Tim Allen.
For more information visit the Google Lunar XPrize website http://googlelunarxprize.org