An astronomical effort—BCIT and a quest to reach the moon

The efforts of Team Plan B, the only Canadian team competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, have been lauded by Maclean’s magazine. The team is lead by Alex Dobrianski and his son Sergei, a graduate of the BCIT Computer Systems Technology program.

Alex Dobrianski (left) and his son Sergei work on their rover in their apartment in Vancouver.

The charming story speaks of Alex’s dream to reach the moon, a hope that has “spanned five decades, three generations and two continents.” The article also gives credit to BCIT for providing the team’s launching pad—much of the invention and research is conducted at the BCIT Centre for Applied Research and Innovation.

Also mentioned in the heartwarming piece are Team Plan B members Andrei Dobrianski, Alex’s other son and a graduate of BCIT Computer Engineering, and current BCIT mechanical engineering student Saf Dewji.

To support Alex, Sergei and the rest of the team reach the moon, donate through their XPRIZE blog.

Learn more about the team.


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