Pittsburgh-based startup, Astrobotic got a big mention on NewYorker.com
this week for their work on creating a lander for what will be the first lunar commercial delivery.
The lander, called Griffin, will hold the time capsule bearing Pocari Sweat, a Japanese beverage. Griffin is the same technology that Astrobotic is hoping will win them the Google Lunar X prize.
Astrobotics’ focus is on developing technology for commercial deliveries to the moon. Right now their prices exceed half a million a pound.