Penn State students planning to send a lander to the Moon

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A team of US university students have unveiled an audacious plan to become the fourth people in history to land a spaceship on the moon.

The Penn State students say their project could even go one better - landing a craft that can take off and land at will, allowing it to explore the lunar surface easily.

They hope to launch on a commercial spacecraft in 2015 - if they can raise enough money.

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