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Lunar Roundup: Including You
The teams have really kicked up the public outreach efforts, so now you can drive Part Time Scientists' rover in a simulation; be an editor/producer on Synergy Moon's documentary; or know every detail of Omega Envoy's planned missions!
Lunar Roundup: Gameplans
Some interesting team plans unfolded this week in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, as Euroluna detailed their mission, Barcelona Moon talked about their rover options, and several teams talked about interesting fundraising and sponsor developments (including lunar currency!).
Want to Innovate? Break Your Routine.
I believe that innovation cannot be taught or forced from anyone. It must come naturally and does so as part of a certain lifestyle. This became clear to me recently when I was given an opportunity to experience a work environment outside of my day-to-day routine and join the guys and gals at the X PRIZE Foundation offices in LA.
Lunar Roundup: Expansion
This week's Google Lunar X PRIZE highlights! A new rover's name revealed, a new rocket project, and some awesome personal looks from the teams as they went skiing!
Lunar Roundup: Upvotes All Around
One of the best weeks yet for the Google Lunar X PRIZE! FREDNET announced a mass Cubesat launch, while we took Reddit by storm and big media covered a bunch of the teams with videos, interviews, articles, and more.
Be a Judge!
There’s a buzz around the office as we’ve started looking for our Google Lunar X PRIZE official judges. While the end of the competition is still a couple of years away (could be earlier if we have earlier successful launches!), there is much to do. Every day we get questions from the Teams as they get further and further down the path of refining their missions and spacecraft design. For example, the rules say that you have to travel 500meters ‘in a deliberate manner’, so could that mean it is ok to travel out 250meters and then return to your lander?
Lunar Roundup: Perspectives
A lot of great perspectives from the Google Lunar X PRIZE this week! Team Astrobotic and our own Alex Hall were interviewed by Engadget; Penn State Lunar Lion posted two great looks at their mission; Independence-X roared into action; Tim Pickens of Moon Express talked about growing up in the shadow of the Saturn V; and White Label Space assembled some great videos!
Lunar Roundup: Fresh Frontiers
Tons of cool new developments & info this week in the Google Lunar X PRIZE! Astrobotic showed off their cave-exploring robot; Stellar gave a look at their budget and the challenges of Australian aerospace; Euroluna announced a satellite launch with Indian rockets; Barcelona Moon gave a great inside tour of one of their major space partners; and Team Indus brought out the classical music for an awesome moon-landing animation.
Leo and Nathan talk shop on Spacevidcast
The past Saturday (Feb 23) I was lucky enough to be a guest on the popular space-centric online show "Spacevidcast" along with my co-worker and Moonpie eating silver-medalist, Nathan Wong. Benjamin Higginbotham and co-host Cariann Higginbotham are two space enthusiasts driven to spreading the message of space across the web and decided that Nathan and I were cool enough to join their quest and share what the Google Lunar X PRIZE is all about.
Lunar Roundup: Bring Your Heat Shields...
This week's Moon race highlights! And it was one for the heat shields... Moon Express' thermal lead did a webcast; Part Time Scientists sweated out Axe Apollo; Barcelona Moon unveiled some firepower; NASAWatch set off some sparks; and Tim Pickens slapped rockets on a truck (among other things).
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