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Google extended the time limit of Google Lunar X prize for teams.
Google Lunar X Prize is an incentive prize space competition which started in 2007. The X prize foundation along with Google organized it. The chief aim of the competition is to ask private spaceflight teams to launch a robotic spacecraft. The goal of the spacecraft is to land and travel around the surface of the Moon. Additionally, the spacecraft should send significant images and data back to Earth.
The winning team will get a reward of $20 million from Google. Google also promised to offer big prize money for numerous other achievements
Earlier, the biggest tech giant announced to end the competition in December. However, a spokesman of Google declared that the firm has extended the deadline to 2016.
This is the second extension in the deadline of Google Lunar X Prize. Previously, the firm extended the limit from 2012 to 2015.
Unfortunately, this time the postponement comes with some difficult condition. The teams are not allowed to move forward until they present the documentation of a scheduled launch.
Moreover, the X prize reported that up till now not a single team presented any proof. Hence, everyone is eagerly waiting for 31 December 2015.