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Making Milestones to the Moon

11/11/2013 by Alex Hall
The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competition, the Ansari XPRIZE, which awarded $10 million for the first private suborbital spaceflight.
from The Launch Pad
A New Player in the Return to the Moon
11/13/2013
Alex Hall
If all goes according to plan, the moon will soon have its first surface visitor after a three-decade lull. In August 1976, the Soviet unmanned spacecraft, Luna 24, touched down softly on a mission to retrieve some lunar rocks and soil. Since then, humans have only sent spacecraft to orbit or crash into the moon. This is set to change in December 2013, with the anticipated launch of Chang’e 3, China’s first lunar lander.
Moon Roundup: The Many Elements
11/06/2013
Nick Azer
Some of the many elements that go into fueling the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams as they follow their dreams to the Moon.
Taikonauts and Gymnastronauts
10/31/2013
Andrew Barton
Taikonauts and GymnastronautsFrom September 23-27th 2013, I attended IAC 2013 in Beijing to report on progress about the Google Lunar XPRIZE and see what information I could glean on the upcoming Chinese lunar mission.The Opening Ceremony, like the congress as a whole, was a great chance to see what China’s particular combination of cultural heritage and social model can offer the world in terms of space exploration, space science and space utilization.
Moon Roundup: The Big Picture
10/30/2013
Nick Azer
A team explains why they joined the competition if it costs more than $30 million to go to the Moon, and the Google Lunar XPRIZE hits the big screen.
A New Age of Ocean Exploration May Just Save Us
10/24/2013
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE
Moon Roundup: Inspirations & Automations
10/23/2013
Nick Azer
Five very different stories of teamwork from across the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
Moon Roundup: Back To the Moon, Together?
10/16/2013
Nick Azer
Several of the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have already joined forces to ride to the Moon together, and more may be coming.
Moon Roundup: Everyday People
10/09/2013
Nick Azer
Meet the everyday people who decided to shoot for the Moon, and the challenges they face.
Enabling Sensing Devices in Your Hand, Not in the Lab
10/09/2013
Henry Tirri - Nokia Executive Vice President and CTO
Access to health care is a fundamental right of people everywhere, and fulfilling this basic need is critical to creating stronger communities and helping everyone enjoy the same quality of life and reach their full potential. Mobile computing is opening the doors to vital information and services that have been tragically out of reach for many people, but our work is just beginning.
World Space Week Hangouts from the Austrian Space Forum
10/09/2013
Nick Azer
Moon expedition teams Part Time Scientists and Team Puli conducted some live hangouts for World Space Week, demonstrating to students from India, Morocco, Hungary, & more a bunch of cool technology & expertise! With a big thanks to the Austrian Space Forum.

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