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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.
Out with the old (cough…Leo…cough) and in with the new. It’s time for the Nathan Wong show, well actually more like the Nathan Wong show presented, directed, edited, and insulted by Leo Camacho. As Leo stated in my brief introduction I just finished up a year in France at the International Space University trying to round out my technical space background.
Lunar Roundup - Chinese Handshakes and Beer's Law
Hi all, and welcome to our first Lunar Roundup!With 25 teams all ramping up the action, there’s a lot of fun news that comes along...so, right here, I’m going to be rounding up the 5 best items of the week, every week!A little about me---I ran my own blog on moon colonization (Luna C/I) for three years, before catching on with NASA’s MyMoon. I’ve covered the GLXP a ton, and I’m pumped to be able to help you all follow the 'what’s-what' of the prize!
The New Google Lunar X PRIZERS- Nathan and Nick!
There comes a time in everyone's career when they no longer count as "the rookie" and for me that day has finally come. Yes, it's taken me 9 months but at long last we have fresh fish in the pond and it is my absolute honor to introduce them to you. First up to the plate is Nathan Wong.
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