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Upcoming Webseries Moonshot Covers Google’s New Space Race


“People go about their lives, and they look at space and say, ‘yeah, that’s something only NASA can do. I, of course, could never do something like this.’ The truth is they can.” The trailer for Moonshot introduces us to many brilliant, not-NASA scientists and engineers that are trying to get their rovers on the moon.

Orlando von Einsiedel, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Virunga, is directing the series with J.J. Abrams executive producing. The 9-part documentary web series is a collaboration between Bad Robot and Epic Digital with Google and XPRIZE around the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a competition with a $30 million prize that “aims to incentivize entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond, while inspiring the next generation.” Two of the teams in the trailer have already secured their 2017 launch!

The episodes will start airing March 15 on Google Play, and on YouTube on March 17. Will you be watching?

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