Omega Envoy - X-Teams race for the right to rove on the moon
Omega Envoy, a team of students at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, last month sent its rover to a site near the North Pole to test its communications systems.
The team successfully controlled the rover from its headquarters in Orlando, directing it to roll across the frigid ground and take pictures.
"The rover is up there in one of the most lunar-like environments found anywhere in the world," engineering director Jason Dunn told New Scientist. "As far as we know, no other team have begun testing their rover
More than a dozen teams are racing to claim the $30 million Lunar X Prize for landing a robot rover on the moon.
This article first appeared on New Scientist.