RALEIGH - A Raleigh -based team of scientists and researchers called "Team Stellar" has announced their intent to compete for the Google Lunar X Prize by landing a privately-owned spacecraft on the moon to send back photos and data.
Team S.T.E.L.L.A.R. stands for Space Technology for Exploration, Lunar Landing, and Roving and is a project of the North Carolina non-profit Advanced Aerospace Resource Center corporation.
Members of the team include artificial intellignece, robotics and space technology experts from North Carolina universities as NC State and businesses such as IBM, . North Carolina State University team members include professors with experience in satellite technology and space navigation.
Different "sub-teams" will be assigned tasks such as handling lunar vehicle design, communications and control, orbital mechanics, and mission control, says the group.
Members of the team include Dr. Andre Mazzoleni, Richard D. Dell Jr., Dick Dell, Grayson Randall, Dr. William Edmonson, Gordon Jeans, and Jeff Krukin.
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