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April 16: Media Advisory: Public Gets Chance To Operate Lunar Rover Prototype Built at Carnegie Mellon

Contact:

Byron Spice                           
412-268-9068                       
bspice@cs.cmu.edu

Media Advisory:
Public Gets Chance To Operate Lunar Rover
Prototype Built at Carnegie Mellon

Red RoverEvent: Members of the public, chosen by lottery, will be at the controls of Red Rover, a prototype moon robot built at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of the university's Spring Carnival festivities. Each person will have approximately five minutes to operate the four-wheeled robot. Astrobotic Technology Inc., a university spinoff, plans to evolve this design into the winning entry in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, which will award $20 million for the first independent robot expedition to the moon.

When:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday April 18

Where: Carnegie Mellon campus, on The Cut between the University Center, Purnell Center and Doherty Hall.

On-site contact:
Alex Gutierrez, cell phone 323-972-7470, and David Gump, cell phone 703-623-9616, both of Astrobotic Technology, will be available to answer questions.

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