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Bonjourno from IAC + World Space Week
Happy World Space Week, and greetings from the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Italy! The GLXP European point-of-contact, Anita, and myself have spent the past week at the largest international space conference of the year. This year the conference attracted over 2000 delegates from around the world, making this venue THE place for learning about the latest and greatest in lunar spacecraft, science, and missions.
Launching the Next Era in Space Travel and Exploration
As the space shuttle rides off into history, private initiatives, incentivized competitions and new technologies are transforming the race into space.
Team Summit Videos: Angelicum and Stellar
We added some more team summit videos for your enjoyment.I present to you Angelicum and Stellar!An interview with Google Lunar X PRIZE team, Angelicum from Chile, lead by Klaus Von Storch at the 2012 Team Summit. Klaus describes university participation in Chile and some of the design drivers for their rover, Dandelion.
Lunar Roundup: Amazing Designs (Including Yours?)
This week's top five highlights! Amazing designs all around as Angelicum is interviewed; Rocket City Space Pioneers features 3-D printing and cool suspension; Moon Express looks for your designs; Italia shows off their 'zerg' approach; and Euroluna breaks out inflatable wheels.
Lunar Roundup: A Watch-Worthy Week
The top five highlights of the week! Moon Express rocks out (and teases a big contest), Team Indus gives a great interview, White Label Space gives rover over to some precocious kids, and STELLAR produces an awesome video on the Space Shuttle.
Welcome Home Endeavour
After 296 days, 3 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds in space travelling 122,883,151 miles (about 1.3 times the distance from the Sun to the Earth). Space Shuttle Endeavour made her way to LA today where she will be displayed at the California Science Center, and the GLXP team was there to witness this historic event.The GLXP team arrived bright and early at The Proud Bird restaurant near LAX. Where we played a fun game of Bacon pairing, where you pair your favorite food with bacon to make it better. See the example below with cake.
Team Interview: Team Indus
The first team interview from the Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Summit is finally here! This year I had the chance to sit down with every team to discuss their progress, as well as their struggles, as they work towards completing the $30 million prize. Some teams have met unexpected challenged where others have overcome incredible issues and odds. We all love the robots and the technology but this is a chance for everyone to hear the individual stories and find out more about the human side of the competition. Real people using real science to solve real problems.
Lunar Roundup: Wheels of Fortune and Curiosity Gone Nuclear
Five of the most awesome/newsworthy items of the week, including Curiosity-gone-nuclear, a team in the Xone, and some 'Strong memory!
Insights From Student Innovators
When I joined X PRIZE a few months ago, I was given the task of coordinating the judging process for the 2012 MetaPrize award. This $2,000 award is given to students participating in a semester-long Prize Design course through our X PRIZE Labs, which are designed to engage the next generation of leading thinkers in recognizing areas that are ripe for breakthrough innovation.
2012 Hardware Reel
25 teams from around the world are currently building robots, rockets, and lunar landers to win the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. This year shows some impressive advancements in the rover designs, propulsion and avionics technology. Teams are stepping it up as the competition thickens and with all the recent headlining developments in space, the Moon does not seem so far away.This is the 5th year anniversary of the Google Lunar X PRIZE and to celebrate, we're going to do a little bit of showboating and strut our teams' stuff.
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