On Tuesday, May 4 LSU announced the Tiger Eye 1 Research Mission where a group of student researchers will be launching technology to the Moon in 2022.
This would be the first time any university would be sending technology to space, as well as the first time the U.S. will be launching anything to the Moon since 1972.
On Monday, May 10 a media conference was held with the Tiger Eye 1 team where they discussed more about their initiative.
Dr. Jeff Chancellor, head researcher of the project explains the purpose of the technology they will be sending.
" We are designing custom hardware that will be put on the intuitive machine Nova- C moonlander," Chancellor said. " It was scheduled to launch this year but now they're saying it could be on the first of 2022 to the lunar surface where it will operate on battery power for two weeks."
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