SANTA ANA, CA –Team GalacTechs is made up of four future scientists with interests ranging from filmaking, acting, 3D printing, math and robotics . Nadia (11), Rayyan (10), Kamran (10) and Aleena (8) who are from Orange County, bonded over their love for space and their desire to explore the moon.
Team GalacTech is aspiring to be the next winner of this competition. The ‘Four Moon Seasons’ is the brainchild of GalacTech Getaways, a lunar tourism company powered by Team GalacTechs. They have made it to Phase 2 of this competition and are conducting their public outreach initiatives currently. They did a fantastic demo at the Columbia Memorial Space Center and donated two of the VEX IQ kits to this establishment in Downey, which is dedicated to teaching kids about STEM through space exploration. The team is scheduled to have three more demos – one at Fairmont School in Anaheim, another one at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana where they will be donating two more kits, and at Oso Grande Elementary school where one of the participants got his start at building robots. These kids have worked hard all summer in building robots and missions that melt ice water, a conveyer belt, a zip line, and many other exciting things that will allow for easier and more efficient travel to the moon for all of us. Three grand prize winners will land a once-in-a-life time trip to Japan to meet with teams from all over the world competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The Moonbots teams will learn how these Google Lunar XPRIZE teams are planning to reach the Moon with their innovative robotic technology.