LU­NAR QUAT­TRO IN SPACE MOVIE BE­FORE REAL MOON TRIP

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AUDI has an­nounced that its Lu­nar Quat­tro will make an ap­pear­ance in the new movie Alien: Covenant, the Ri­d­ley Scott-di­rected se­quel to 2012’s Prometheus.

The crew use the Lu­nar Quat­tro to ex­plore the un­known ter­rain of the planet in the movie, which opens on May 19.

The real Lu­nar Quat­tro goes back to 2015, when Audi teamed up with Ger­many’s Part-Time Sci­en­tists to com­pete in Google’s X Prize pro­gramme.

Using its com­po­nent pro­to­type 3D metal printer at Audi’s head­quar­ters in In­gol­stadt, Ger­many, Audi de­vel­oped many of the 29-kg Lu­nar Qu­a­tro’s parts, in­clud­ing the so­lar-pow­ered pow­er­train

The team are no longer in the X Prize com­pe­ti­tion, but still plan to send the Lu­nar Quat­tro to the moon on­board a SpaceX Fal­con 9 rocket as part of a mis­sion to de­ploy two lu­nar rovers in the Tau­rus–Lit­trow lu­nar val­ley, where the last manned mis­sion to the Moon landed in 1972.

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The Audi Lu­nar Quat­tro in the movie Alien: Covenant

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