Audi enters Google competition to put Quattro Rover on moon
The plan is to launch the lunar vehicle into space in 2017, with the vehicle hitching a ride on the Dnepr Rocket, travelling 380,000km at up to 7.8kps.
The landing site is situated north of the Moon’s equator, near to the landing site of Nasa’s last manned mission – 1972’s Apollo 17.
Audi has produced a video explaining the ambitious project. While the automotive’s mission is clearly very impressive, the video voiceover artist falls victim to an extreme case of portentous-itis, declaring, “The Moon. Our closest neighbour in the Solar System. And yet it has always seemed distant. And unreachable… Until now.”
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