CAP cadet a member of Penn
State team involved in Google
Lunar XPRIZE competition
A Race to the Moon
his year, 30 private company teams from 16 countries are racing
literally to build a private spacecraft, safely land it on the moon,
travel 500 meters above, below or on the Lunar surface and send back
two to Earth.
Named the Google Lunar XPRIZE, this competition boasts the largest
international incentive-based prize of all time $30 million with a goal
that has never been accomplished: the safe landing of a private craft on the
surface of the moon.
Civil Air own Cadet 2nd Lt. Ben Garelick is part of the Penn State
University Lunar Lion XPRIZE Team and its game-changing mission.
By Mitzi Palmer
12 Civil Air Patrol Volunteer