Rockoon Soars 40km in the Sky, But Has Further to Go if it Wants to Reach the Moon

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Romania’s Rocket-Balloon

No, I’m not trying to say “raccoon” through a candy-filled mouth. That’s really what Romania is calling their rocket-balloon, which is an entry in Google’s Lunar X competition, to be the first vessel to send a robot to the moon.

If successful, the Aeronautics and Cosmonautics Romanian Association team (ARCA) wins $30 million, but the robot must take photos of the lunar surface and send them back to the team as proof…

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