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
Moon Race Roundup: The Hard Life
Nick Azer
Walks on the beach, trips to Hawaii, and crazy human acrobatics were on the list of intense challenges for the Google Lunar XPRIZE moon robots this week.
Moon Roundup: Lindbergh's Legacy
Nick Azer
The Google Lunar XPRIZE teams want to make trips to the Moon as normal as a flight across the Atlantic. Here's a look at how.
XPRIZE Encourages Congress to Include Incentivized Prizes in U.S. Innovation Toolkit
Christopher Frangione
The power of prizes to find solutions to the biggest problems facing our nation today was recognized in Washington earlier this month. As XPRIZE Vice President of Prize Development, I testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology at the “Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthroughs” hearing.
Moon Roundup: CATALYSTs, Sparked!
Nick Azer
NASA sparked two teams with their Lunar CATALYST program, while students got inspired---and involved! With video games for change, stratos balloons, and rocket launches in person.
FIRST World Robotics Championship and MoonBots!
Leo Camacho
Moon Roundup: Influencers, Explorers, and Robots
Nick Azer
Major influencers and explorers---including Cousteau's grandson; Croatia's president; and more---are getting into the loop: the Moon race is on, and exploration is back!
Moon Roundup: Rock Stars
Nick Azer
A Google Lunar XPRIZE team launched a rockstar's new album. Into space. Meanwhile, another team hung out with Commander Chris Hadfield.
Moon Roundup: $16 Million Statement
Nick Azer
One of the Google Lunar XPRIZE teams has received a $16.4 million donation! A historic statement for space exploration.
Moon Roundup: On A Roll!
Nick Azer
The Google Lunar XPRIZE teams were on a roll with rocket flights, lander tests, and great video! Plus: the competition makes its way into primetime TV!
Moon Roundup: Mighty Allies
Nick Azer
The Google Lunar XPRIZE teams are joining forces to reach the Moon, as they explain the challenges they face (and travel to King's Landing from "Game of Thrones"!).


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