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July 21, 2011

Elon Musk wants humans to live on other planets one day. But he's worried about the cost of getting there. So in 2002, he took the fortune he made in Internet start-ups and started his own rocket company. He called it SpaceX.

July 21, 2011

Now that the last space shuttle has landed back on Earth, a new generation of space entrepreneurs would like to whip up excitement about the prospect of returning to the Moon. Spurred by a $30 million purse put up by Google, 29 teams have signed up...

July 19, 2011

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the last manned voyage to the Moon. The Apollo 17 astronauts, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt (the latter, a geologist, the only scientist-astronaut of the Apollo programme) left the Moon on 17 December 1972...

July 11, 2011

After an exhaustive search and some difficult decisions, the finalists in the MoonBots 2.0 competition have been selected. The twenty teams hail from a pool of fourteen countries and two dozen states and represent a group that is as diverse in their...

July 11, 2011

Space Outreach Expert Will Oversee Largest Incentive Prize of All Time

The X PRIZE Foundation announced today that Alexandra Hall has joined the Foundation as the Senior Director of the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, a private race to the...

June 29, 2011

Three-year-old Danielle Fairchild of Georgia was born without fingers. To write and draw, she uses her “other hand,” a prototype of a prosthetic device developed by young inventors from Ames, Iowa. They are the team of Girl Scout Cadettes from troops...

June 27, 2011

When former professional basketball player Ashley Day entered the scrap metal business around 2000, the industry hadn’t change much over the decades.

Not willing to settle into the status quo, he started a company out his garage that integrates...

June 21, 2011

Robert K. Weiss has had an interesting career and has more geek cred than you can possibly imagine. For many years, he worked in Hollywood as a writer on Sliders, directed many of Al Yankovic’s videos and projects and was a producer of many movies,...

June 17, 2011

If there was a way for trees to talk, then a big, old fir residing in Ames, Iowa, would tell a magnificent story about six Girl Scouts who meet in its branches and last year hatched a splendid idea.

Today, the team of six who call themselves "...

June 17, 2011

Congratulations to X PRIZE Foundation Trustee, Elon Musk for being the second recipient of the Heinlein Prize. This prize was...

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