Friday, September 14, 2007

Moon 2.0

Google is funding a prize through the X PRIZE Foundation for a lunar landing of a robot. The complete requirements to win the Grand Prize and other prizes are yet to be finalized. However, if you want to get started on your lunar lander . . .

To win the Grand Prize, a team must successfully soft land a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon, rove on the lunar surface for a minimum of 500 meters, and transmit a specific set of video, images and data back to the Earth. The Grand Prize is $20 million until December 31st 2012; thereafter it will drop to $15 million until December 31st 2014 at which point the competition will be terminated unless extended by Google and the X PRIZE Foundation.
X PRIZE Foundation

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