When it comes to Google, very little is left to the imagination. In fact, Google is one of those companies which seems to view limits as something which are to be passed. This is why often enough reports come through about the latest ventures and antics from the company, their latest balloon ambitions and even attempts to replicate aspects of science fiction, like creating their own Star Trek Communicator for instance.
Speaking of space, quite a few years ago Google launched their Lunar XPRIZE contest. In no uncertain terms, this is one of the most ambitious contests you can currently take part in and to equal its ambitions, it is a contest which offers a $30 million prize to be won. To win it, all you have to do is simply “create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond.” How you go about making that happen is up to you. Although, in spite of its rather lofty ambitions, a number of people have taken up the challenge.
So many in fact, that Google is working with Academy Award-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel, as well as Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, on a documentary which explores those competing for the extraordinary prize. The documentary entitled “Moon Shot” focuses on a number of those looking to achieve the lunar dream, including where they have got to so far, as well as the journey they have been on while getting there. With the human aspect of attempting to charter a path to the moon being the common denominator between all the short stories. If you are someone interested in the exploration of space, or just interested in Google’s more ambitious side of its business, then this might be a documentary to look out for. According to the details, the documentary will be available from the Google Play Store on March 15th and will also be available on YouTube from March 17th. In the meantime though and to help wet the appetite of those interested, Google has today released a new trailer for the documentary. A trailer you can check out below.