In order to win Google Lunar Xprize, claimed to be the largest international incentive based prize of all time, “a private company must land safely on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters above, below, or on the Lunar surface, and send back two ‘Mooncasts’ to Earth".
Thirty-three teams are competing, including two from India - Synergy Moon and Team Indus. Filmmaker James Cameron, director of highest grossing Avatar, has endorsed it. Total prizes amount to $30 million, including the grand prize of $20 million.
A Bible was reportedly left behind on the lunar rover at moon’s surface during Apollo 15 mission in 1971 and efforts are being made to take Torah to the moon.
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