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‘Imiloa to launch new full-dome show

“Back To The Moon For Good,” an exciting, educational full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen, premieres at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. The digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.

“Back To The Moon For Good” begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. Hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future settlement on the moon.

The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.”

The show was produced by NSC Creative, an award-winning computer animation studio. This show will be in the 3 p.m. time slot. For all planetarium show times please visit www.imiloahawaii.org.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and images back to Earth.

For more information, go to www.googlelunarxprize.org.


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