In The News

March 18, 2011

A Lynchburg, Va.-made car that won a $5 million prize for fuel efficiency last year soon will join other history-makers at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

March 16, 2011

Visionary film maker brings passion for exploration to esteemed X PRIZE Board

PLAYA VISTA, CA (March 15, 2011) – The X PRIZE Foundation today announced the appointment of James Cameron to its Board of Trustees...
March 10, 2011

Mitch Aiken, director of education for the X Prize Foundation, talks about federal funding for science and technology education in the U.S. He speaks with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart."

March 02, 2011

DNA sequencing "is a multibillion dollar industry … [and] I'm not sure that the X Prize is incentivizing people" to develop technologies. Rather, "what I think it will do is … give a quality assessment of the sequences being turned out by a variety of...

February 25, 2011

The roster of competitors is set for the Google Lunar X Prize, a multimillion-dollar race to land a homemade robot on the moon.

Twenty-nine privately funded teams have thrown their hats in the ring, contest organizers announced Feb. 17, and...

February 22, 2011

The official private race to the moon is on! Recently, my colleagues at the X PRIZE Foundation announced the official roster of 29 registered teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. Included in this new announcement are eight teams...

February 18, 2011

When a couple dozen companies sign contracts containing the words “moon” and “landing,” it’s a good indication that private lunar exploration is heating up.

The Google Lunar X Prize on Thursday announced that 29 teams had signed contracts...

February 18, 2011

The Google Lunar X-Prize official entrants have just been revealed: 29 competing organizations from nations all over the world who will try to win a share of the $30 million prize. Their mission is to get a spacecraft to the Moon, land it successfully...

February 18, 2011

NASA isn't heading back to the moon anytime soon, with astronauts or robots, but that doesn't mean there are no lunar races to follow.

Today the organizers of the Google Lunar X Prize announced the final roster of teams competing in a $30...

February 17, 2011

PLAYA VISTA, CA (February 17, 2011) – Today, the X PRIZE Foundation announced the official roster of 29 registered teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, an unprecedented competition to send a robot to the Moon that travels...


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