A new Star Citizen trailer video was published, it shows the capabilities of the upcoming Alpha 3.0 update. Among other things, the video reveals moon landings, a planetary rover, and the Nox hover speeder.
PC Gamer had the opportunity to play the new version and offers some commentary over here. The public version of Alpha 3.0 is expected by the end of August.
Since my landings in Star Citizen to date (most of them crashes) have taken place only on space stations, actually landing on a moon felt pretty monumental, like I'm a genuine (virtual) astronaut now, even though I forgot to make a stirring statement and wasn't able to plant a flag (frankly, I was just relieved to have not crashed my ship, especially with a bunch of expert pilots from CIG watching me). As promised, it was a seamless transition: taking off from the space station, flying into space, making a quantum jump to the Daymar, entering the atmosphere, and landing.