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Taco John
08-14-2010, 12:35 AM
Who will make it to the Moon first: Google or Nasa?



About the Google Lunar X PRIZE
The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a $30 million international competition to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send images and data back to the Earth. Teams must be at least 90% privately funded and must be registered to compete by December 31, 2010. The first team to land on the Moon and complete the mission objectives will be awarded $20 million; the full first prize is available until December 31, 2012. After that date, the first prize will drop to $15 million. The second team to do so will be awarded $5 million. Another $5 million will awarded in bonus prizes. The final deadline for winning the prize is December 31, 2014.


http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/about-the-prize

healthpellets
08-14-2010, 01:01 AM
I may not like some of the decisions google has made, but their ability to foster innovation is matched by few others.