FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hang w/announced today that Google Lunar X PRIZE Competitor, Team Synergy Moon, will use the live-streaming video social media platform to bring viewers along on their journey to soft-land a planetary rover on the Moon.
Hang w/ is a live streaming video platform that allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device to broadcast live video - and it enables viewers to watch and engage via live chat from their iPhone, iPad, Android Device or via the web. Users follow other users who interest them, and the system sends a notification every time someone in a user's "following" network goes live.
Synergy Moon is an eccentric, electrifying merge of the arts and sciences, representing a collaboration of individuals from more than 15 countries. Synergy Moon's technological innovations aim to make manned space travel, personal satellite launches, and Solar System exploration cost-effective, and possible for everyone. Through aerospace research and development, rocket launch services, and a wide range of public events and awareness campaigns, they aim to inspire and invigorate humanity's desire to explore the Moon, Mars, and space beyond.
The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE is an unprecedented international competition that challenges and inspires engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Grand Prize, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon's surface that explores at least 500 meters, and transmits high definition video and images back to the Earth. The Google Lunar X PRIZE is available to be claimed until the end of the year 2015.
To follow Team Synergy Moon as they broadcast live, click www.hangwith.me/SynergyMoon.
"Space exploration has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the world," said Kevin Myrick, co-founder of Synergy Moon. "Hang w/ will allow us to share the exciting progress of our team, in live-streaming video, as we race to capture the illustrious Google Lunar X PRIZE."
"The Hang w/platform provides users with access to places they'd normally never get to be," said Dave Swartz, Hang w/ President. "I'd say that access to a jet propulsion team aiming to land an unmanned vehicle on the Moon is about as exclusive access as one could get!"
The collaboration between Hang w/ and Synergy Moon was facilitated by Donnel Perry and Joshua Johnson of D.I.S. Global Corp. D.I.S. Global works to create social media collaborations between artists, entertainers, thought leaders and leading technology platforms.
"We are excited to facilitate this partnership," added Donnel Perry, CEO of D.I.S. Global Corp. "We believe Hang w/ has the power to connect people in verticals as diverse as science, politics, and entertainment and we intend to continue to help Hang w/ broaden its growing base of content producers."
For more information about Team Synergy Moon, please visit http://www.synergymoon.com.
For more information about the Google Lunar X PRIZE, please visit http://www.googlelunarxprize.org.
About Hang w/
The Hang w/ app connects people through live-streaming video and simultaneous chat, allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device to broadcast live to dozens, hundreds or even millions of viewers around the globe.
Hang w/ was incubated by MEDL Mobile, Inc., a mobile industry pioneer that has architected, created, developed, marketed and monetized hundreds of mobile apps and driven more than 22 million downloads. MEDL Mobile is the majority shareholder of Hang With, Inc.
The Hang w/ platform has attracted hundreds of actors, athletes, musicians and brands including 50 Cent, Ali Landry, Cheech and Chong, Claudia Jordan, Jamie Kennedy, Jared Leto, Kaskade, Larry the Cable Guy, Lucy Hale, Mike Metzger, Soulja Boy, Tony Orlando, Terrell Owens, The UFC and Ultimate Poker.
You can learn more at http://www.hangwith.com.
For more information about MEDL Mobile, please visit http://www.medlmobile.com.
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