Students, faculty, staff, and professionals at Penn State are serious contenders to become the first private entity to ever land a spacecraft on the Moon, the Lunar Lion. The Lunar Lion space craft will take off on board a commercial launch vehicle. After cruising through space for five days, the spacecraft will land on the surface of the Moon and send back high-res images and videos to Penn State’s mission control center. After this first lunar touchdown, the team will launch the Lunar Lion from the Moon’s surface and fly it to a second landing site.
Lunar Lion – University-led Mission To The Moon
Students, staff & professionals at Penn State are serious contenders to become the first entity to land the Lunar Lion spacecraft on the Moon.