Japan Netherlands Firm trying for the Lunar X Prize

Want $30 million dollars from Google? It’s easy, land your moon rover and have it do some research over 500 meters and take a bunch of HD pics (yes, iPhone 4 can work – maybe) and you have it. First how to get the vehicle on the moon? Rent space on a rocket that’s already going there, via China? Maybe the Chinese team who years to walk the moon will just do this manually. It has to be a rover, so why not push a cardboard box across the sand of the moon, take pics, grab some samples and bask in the riches. You have a until New Years Eve 2015. (Daily Mainichi – Lunar X)