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Lunar Rover Initiative (LRD)
This project is no longer active.
Head: William (Red) L. Whittaker
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Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)
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This page last updated - September 2010.
This project is outdated -- please see the Lunar X-Prize project for up-to-date information.

Carnegie Mellon University, in conjunction with LunaCorp, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia, will conduct the first private lunar mission, landing a pair of teleoperated robotic vehicles on the Moon's surface. A central goal of the mission is to provide the public its first opportunity to directly participate in space exploration. Researchers at the Robotics Institute at CMU in Pittsburgh, will design and build the Moon rovers. The customers for the mission include a theme park, television network, commercial sponsors, and scientists. A variety of educational events and activities will be coordinated with the sponsors and other interested organizations.