A Company is Hoping to Race Rovers on the Moon

Artist Rendering of the lunar race rovers

There is an argument to be made about playing sports in space.  Differences in gravity, atmospheres, and even “weather” can make for some interesting variation of well known sports.  And if there’s one sport that’s been around for as long as humanity, it’s racing.  Viewers that tune in for the entertainment could provide a great source of funding revenue that could help support other, more scientifically rigorous programs.  Now a company called Lunar Outpost has announced plans to hold the first ever extraterrestrial robotic race – on the moon.

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