JMU Faculty Member’s Art Gets Free Ride to the Moon: Launch Set for 2016

It was July 23, 2013, and Mark Rooker, associate professor and area head of the Metals and Jewelry program at James Madison University, was in his hospital room recovering from open-heart surgery when he received an email inviting him to create art for the Moon Arts Project. The project will hitch a ride to the moon in 2016 on a lander being sent by Astrobotic, Inc. in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in competition for the 30 million dollar Google Lunar XPRIZE.

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