The Lunar Lion – A Crowd-Sourced University-Built Lunar Lander
Crowd-funding has become a major player in many areas such as independent games. Privatization of space exploration seems to be the way of the future. So why not try crowd-funding some space exploration?
While many are talking about this, including Newt Gingrich, I still thought it worthy a mention here just because it has been a few weeks since I heard anything about it. You can catch all the latest news on the project’s blog.
That is exactly what is happening at Penn State. The Lunar Lion project is all about that. Students at the university intend to build, launch and operate a lunar lander which shall be built by the crowd’s funds and the student’s work. Not only is it kewl enough that Neil Armstrong donate but, for the sake of vanity, those who donate will be immortalized by having their names etched on the surfaces of the lander.
Hurry up an donate, the craft is scheduled to launch near the end of 2015! The project has only 50 days of funding left and has raised about 38% of its goal at the time of this draft. You can donate, quite appropriately, over at rockethub.