Sunday, September 16, 2007

Google $30 million moon contest

Space the final frontier
Last Thursday, Internet search giant Google announced the sponsorship of $30 million prize to anyone that can land a robot on the moon and send back images and data. Known as the Lunar X Prize, they are offering it in partnership with the Los Angeles based X Prize Foundation.

According to the post "Fly me to the moon" on Google's blog, they hope that the prize could
lead to important developments in robotic space exploration, a whole host of new space-age materials, precision landing control technology, and who knows what else.
Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation said:
The Google Lunar X PRIZE calls on entrepreneurs, engineers and visionaries from around the world to return us to the lunar surface and explore this environment for the benefit of all humanity

The contest is on till Dec. 31, 2012 unless extended.


ONwebCHECK said...

Absolutly no problem .-) I only have to look where I can steal some nice photos...... cu later.......

David Chen said...

Indeed, very exciting and cool stuffs from Google and Xprize, but what exactly is the point to all this on moon? Another astronaut farmer wanna be(the recent movie based on true story)?
We need universe exploration, now that will get me pump up to join! Moon...ummm...........
Oh, adam, maybe your robot can give it a!


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