SWGL Fanshop Edition One

Wikipedia to the Moon

The Part-Time Scientists are one of five teams left competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. Their goal is to reach the Moon by 2017, land their rover safely on the surface, have it drive 500 meters and send images back to Earth. There’s not much room in a space vehicle for things to take along. Typically, this so-called payload is used for scientific experiments. The Moon rover that the Part-Time Scientists are building has room for some of those, but it also comes with a data disc that has been offered by the German Wikimedia Chapter, Wikimedia Deutschland, in order to use for Wikipedia. See more: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_to_the_Moon

In December 2016 the Wikepedia-to-the-Moon disk was handed over to the Part-Time Scientists team.

One of the editors of the clip was Marielle Pohlmann, one of the 2016 Student-Oscars winners.

Original published at: http://spacewatchme.com/2017/01/wikipedia-to-the-moon/

Check Also

#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour Episode 8 – Chinese Space from a US Perspective

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “DFH Episode 8 – Chinese Space from a US Perspective (feat. Ian Christensen & Rob Ronci)", originally published 12 April 2021 here.