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post Sep 14 2007, 08:02 AM
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FROM: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6993373.stm


Firms interested in trying for the prize have until the end of 2012 to mount their Moonshot

Anyone fancy a crack at this?

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Brian


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post Sep 14 2007, 01:15 PM
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How about the Planetary Society?

Emily?


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- SkyeLab   Google backs private Moon landing   Sep 14 2007, 08:02 AM
- - djellison   I can understand how and my why the first X-Prize ...   Sep 14 2007, 09:57 AM
|- - Paolo Amoroso   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 14 2007, 11:57 AM)...   Sep 14 2007, 10:51 AM
||- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (Paolo Amoroso @ Sep 14 2007, 03:51...   Sep 14 2007, 01:39 PM
|- - JRehling   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 14 2007, 02:57 AM)...   Sep 14 2007, 06:42 PM
- - SkyeLab   I thought this was an interesting add on (from the...   Sep 14 2007, 12:38 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (SkyeLab @ Sep 14 2007, 01:38 PM) D...   Sep 14 2007, 01:00 PM
||- - SpaceListener   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 14 2007, 08:00 AM)...   Sep 14 2007, 02:09 PM
|- - Toma B   QUOTE (SkyeLab @ Sep 14 2007, 02:38 PM) ....   Sep 14 2007, 01:03 PM
- - SkyeLab   How about the Planetary Society? Emily?   Sep 14 2007, 01:15 PM
- - djellison   http://www.spacetethers.com/massfraction.html VER...   Sep 14 2007, 01:19 PM
- - AndyG   On paper it's a bit better than a cubesat. If...   Sep 14 2007, 01:25 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (AndyG @ Sep 14 2007, 02:25 PM) dry...   Sep 14 2007, 02:01 PM
- - djellison   I didn't know Kaguya had it onboard - hopefull...   Sep 14 2007, 02:15 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 14 2007, 07:15 AM)...   Sep 14 2007, 03:21 PM
- - nprev   This Google prize is getting a LOT of media attent...   Sep 14 2007, 02:57 PM
|- - Paolo Amoroso   QUOTE (nprev @ Sep 14 2007, 04:57 PM) Not...   Sep 14 2007, 03:46 PM
|- - AndyG   QUOTE (nprev @ Sep 14 2007, 03:57 PM) EDI...   Sep 14 2007, 03:49 PM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (AndyG @ Sep 14 2007, 10:49 AM) Wou...   Sep 14 2007, 05:08 PM
|- - climber   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 14 2007, 07:08 PM) ...   Sep 17 2007, 05:18 PM
- - marsbug   What about the five million dollar secound prize? ...   Sep 14 2007, 03:43 PM
- - AscendingNode   So google will give $20 million to the first ...   Sep 14 2007, 04:22 PM
- - djellison   Thinking out loud - if you can get to GEO as a pig...   Sep 14 2007, 05:14 PM
- - nprev   Yeah; I was wondering about opportune piggybacks a...   Sep 14 2007, 05:23 PM
|- - Jim from NSF.com   QUOTE (nprev @ Sep 14 2007, 01:23 PM) Yea...   Sep 28 2007, 12:35 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (Jim from NSF.com @ Sep 28 2007, 04...   Dec 4 2007, 03:59 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Well, the artifacts need not be Apollo - they coul...   Sep 14 2007, 05:24 PM
- - nprev   The Google link that AscendingNode posted had a pr...   Sep 14 2007, 05:32 PM
- - nprev   Beginning to wonder if they're just trying to ...   Sep 15 2007, 01:49 AM
- - dvandorn   I think it's worth pointing out, here, that Go...   Sep 15 2007, 05:22 AM
- - tuvas   Something else that no one has said about Google b...   Sep 15 2007, 01:48 PM
- - tuvas   Oh, just to talk a little about the Apollo landing...   Sep 15 2007, 01:49 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (tuvas @ Sep 15 2007, 02:49 PM) Apo...   Sep 15 2007, 02:03 PM
|- - tuvas   QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 15 2007, 07:03 AM)...   Sep 20 2007, 03:30 AM
- - ugordan   My thoughts exactly there, Doug. It's pointles...   Sep 15 2007, 02:26 PM
- - nprev   Believe it or not, I used to work with a contracto...   Sep 16 2007, 01:12 AM
- - Stu   This week's "Carnival of Space" has ...   Sep 20 2007, 04:13 PM
- - Del Palmer   Looks like the cringemaster wants a piece of the a...   Sep 28 2007, 11:26 AM
- - djellison   Nahh - we're doing balloons Doug   Sep 28 2007, 11:40 AM
- - cndwrld   I was at the International Aeronautical Congress c...   Oct 1 2007, 11:44 AM
- - Moon Saloon   QUOTE (cndwrld @ Oct 1 2007, 03:44 AM) It...   Dec 3 2007, 04:03 AM


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