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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
Solving for X: The Ocean Acidification Puzzle
09/09/2013
Paul Bunje
Paul Bunje is the Senior Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE The ocean is so vast—more than 70% of the earth’s surface and 98% of the habitable living space—it’s hard to imagine that anything could cause it much harm.
Planetary Science and the Google Lunar XPRIZE Entrepreneurs
09/09/2013
Alex Hall
Many Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have been working with lunar and planetary scientists as they plan their missions. The discoveries made from analyzing data that is returned from a host of orbiting lunar explorers, as well as from the rocks and information returned by the lunar missions of decades ago, are being used to determine landing sites, or to pinpoint areas of interest.
Moon Roundup: NASA's Best
09/03/2013
Nick Azer
NASA gives inside access for the teams to two of its most amazing labs.
Moon Roundup: Mauna Kea to Las Cruces
08/27/2013
Nick Azer
The Google Lunar XPRIZE teams kick it into high gear as one plans an important test, an another looks to launch manned rockets from Spaceport America.
Lunar Roundup: Exploring the Depths
08/20/2013
Nick Azer
Google Lunar XPRIZE team Astrobotic announced plans to head to the "Lake of Death" on the Moon---in order to explore a mysterious cave.
Personal Challenges - Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Update
08/14/2013
Leo Camacho
Doing great things goes hand in hand with facing personal challenges. The competitors in the Google Lunar XPRIZE face some of the grandest challenges ever. Find out how they are facing their obstacles and rising above them to form the first "Lunar Economy". 
Lunar Roundup: Adventure
08/13/2013
Nick Azer
Adventure galore as the teams tackle things like big sand dunes; zip-lining across moon caves; tigers; and children at close range with their technology. Plus, one team announces a new launch date while another walks us through their new test-mission plan.
Robots and Rockets: 2013 Hardware Reel
08/08/2013
Leo Camacho
It's that time again.Every year we release a video compilation of the newest hardware, tech, and just plain cool stuff that comes out of the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams! If you like robots and rockets then you have come to the right place. I'm not talking about Star Wars or Pacific Rim, its the...2013 GOOGLE LUNAR XPRIZE HARDWARE REEL! 
Lunar Roundup: Micro Machining
08/06/2013
Nick Azer
We release our 'state of the union' video for 2013, while one team announces plans to miniaturize their lander, and another gets involved with plans to launch a miniature TARDIS (from "Doctor Who")!
Doing Impossible Things: Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Update
08/01/2013
Leo Camacho
Finally, after much anticipation, the Google Lunar Team Summit video is here and ready to bring you up to date with inside perspective on the competition. This year our teams met up in Santiago, Chile and discussed some of the issues they face today as they try to win this prize and establish an industry at the same time. Many teams have come to find success in the most unusual places while some teams struggle financially or at an operational level.

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