A new nine-episode documentary web series co-produced by J.J. Abrams will tell the stories of sixteen teams who are competing for a prize.
The Google Lunar X Prize was announced in 2007, and it “called on privately-funded spaceflight teams to aim to be the first to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon” by 2017.
The teams are competing to “complete a lunar landing, have their rover travel 500 meters, and beam back high-def images to Earth,” and the team who does it first will walk away with thirty million dollars in prizes.
The documentary is being produced by Bad Robot, Abrams, and Orlando von Einsiedel. The nine episodes will debut March 15 on Google Play, and March 17 on YouTube.