After 10 years, the Google Lunar X Prize is down to five finalists. The survivors include:
- Hakuto (Japan)
- Moon Express (USA)
- SpaceIL (Israel)
- Synergy Moon (International)
- Team Indus (India)
The teams have until the end of this year to launch a vehicle to the moon. The vehicle must travel 500 meters across the lunar surface and return high-definition video.
There is a $20 million prize for the first team to accomplish this goal. The second prize is worth $5 million.