Thursday, January 31, 2008

Going lunar

If you ever had ambitions or dreams about going to the moon and you have the money to finance it, here is the thing for you, the Google Lunar X prize.

Here is what it is all about, “The Google Lunar X PRIZE seeks to create a global private race to the Moon that excites and involves people around the world and, accelerates space exploration for the benefit of all humanity... To win the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a team must successfully land a privately funded craft on the lunar surface and survive long enough to complete the mission goals of roaming about the lunar surface for at least 500 meters and sending a defined data package, called a “Mooncast”, back to Earth. PRIZES: The total purse of the Google Lunar X PRIZE is $30 million (USD).”

It’s a really cool branding idea and this prize has now coined the phrase, Moon 2.0.

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