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BCIT Return to the Moon symposium posts presentations online

The BCIT Return to the Moon symposium held as far back as in April 2008 at the University of British Columbia, has posted videos of three presentations made at the event. The presentations are made by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, founder and CEO of Odyssey Moon Robert D. Richards, and Astronaut Tome Jones.

Harrison H. Schmitt hold a very interesiting talk about challenges we have on earth and how resources from the moon can help us solve these problems, Tome Jones talks about his personal experience in space, including being on the space shuttle and the role of space fligh in todays society, and Robert D. Richards wraps up with an excellent and very motivating talk about the role of private industry and participatory exploration.

Private U.S. Company to Partner with NASA for Lunar Lander Development

Oddyssey Moon logo. Credits: Odyssey Moon

[Odyssey Moon Press Release - 31.10.2008]

NASA Ames Collaborates to Develop Robotic Lunar Lander

LADEE model. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 31.10.2008]
NASA Ames Research Center is collaborating with a commercial partner to develop a lunar lander for future low-cost missions to the moon.

Dr. Paul Spudis Announced as Chief Scientist of Odyssey Moon

Oddyssey Moon logo. Credits: Odyssey Moon

[Odyssey Moon Press Release - 23.07.2008]
Dr. Paul D. Spudis has been named Chief Scientist of Odyssey Moon Limited, the first official contender for the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE. Dr. Spudis is a prominent scientist in the international lunar community and served as deputy science team leader for the highly successful Clementine lunar mission and is the Principal Investigator of the Mini-SAR imaging radar experiment on the forthcoming Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon. Dr. Spudis is an outspoken advocate of the Moon as a focus of scientific exploration and human settlement and has served on numerous advisory committees, including the US Presidential Commission on the Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. The announcement was made during a NASA Lunar Science Institute conference at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

ILO Dual Function Instrument Bound for the Moon Aboard Odyssey Moon Mission

Oddyssey Moon logo. Credits: Odyssey Moon

[Odyssey Moon Press Release - 22.08.2008]

Odyssey Moon Announces Commercial Launch Services Agreement

Oddyssey Moon logo. Credits: Odyssey Moon

[Odyssey Moon Press Release - 26.03.2008]
Odyssey Moon Limited, a commercial provider of lunar transportation products and services, announced today that it has reached a commercial launch services agreement with Celestis, Inc., the pioneer and global leader in Memorial Spaceflight. The agreement provides for payload capacity aboard Odyssey Moon’s lunar missions for placing memorial flight capsules and modules in lunar orbit or on the Moon.

Odyssey Moon presents commercial mission of opportunity

Oddyssey Moon logo. Credits: Odyssey Moon

[Odyssey Moon Request for Information - 11.03.2008]
Background / Overview
Odyssey Moon Limited (OML) is a private commercial lunar enterprise offering lunar services and products for humanity’s permanent return to the Moon.

Odyssey Moon is planning a series of small robotic missions to the Moon in support of science, exploration and commerce in the coming decade. In December 2007, the company was unveiled as the first official competitor for the Google Lunar X PRIZE. It was also announced that mission design work had begun by the company’s prime contractor, MDA Space Missions of Canada.

History Making Moon Mission Unveiled

Oddyssey Moon logo. Credits: Odyssey Moon

[Odyssey Moon Press Release - 06.12.2007]
The first team to complete registration for the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE unveiled its plans today at the Space Investment Summit in San Jose, California. Representatives of Odyssey Moon announced their plans to make history with the first private robotic mission to the surface of the Moon and their intent to win the Google Lunar X PRIZE competition. Odyssey Moon’s inaugural mission will involve a unique small robotic lander designed to deliver scientific, exploration and commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon.

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