Latest News from the Google Lunar X PRIZE
Week of June 1 – 7, 2010
Welcome to the Google Lunar X PRIZE Newsletter. This is a weekly brief about the competition that will be sent every Wednesday.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
C base Open Moon
- Extraterrestrial Support! [Photo] // The team has two new mascots: Lunik and Ranger.
- Open Moon at LinuxTag Berlin // The team is out and about at LinuxTag Berlin and Future Forum Dresden
- Breakout Session at Future Forum // "Community into Space" is the name of the session hosted by the team, addressing open innovation practices
- ROMATSA Meeting // ARCA is in meetings this week for the upcoming Helen 2 launch from the Black Sea. Woo hoo!
- International Conference of Scientific Papers [Photos] // Team member and aeronautical engineer Dr. Sorin Dinea, presented at the 12th International Conference of Scientific Papers in Brasov
THE LAUNCH PAD
- Space Adventures and Armadillo: The Video // A new partnership between former NGLLXPC competitor Armadillo Aerospace, and Space Adventures
- Lunar Lander Challengers // What have the Lunar Lander Challenge competitors been up to? One team is planning to enter the Google Lunar X PRIZE…
- ISDC 2010: Peter Diamandis // What’s on the X PRIZE horizon? Summary of Peter Diamandis’ talk at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC).
- How to: Become a Moonbots Fan // The Moonbots student competition is in full swing. How can you keep up with all of the robots? Will Pomerantz offers some advice.
- Peter Comments on the Upcoming SpaceXLaunch // A short note from Peter Diamandis prior toSpaceX lighting the fuse last week.
- ISDC 2010: John Carmack and Eric Anderson // Notes from John and Eric’s talk at ISDC about their new partnership to send people suborbital.
- ISDC 2010: Affordable Moon Exploration Style // A talk at ISDC touching on NASA’s new direction. "We have not forgotten the Moon."
- Falcon 9 Soars to Space (!!!) // Congratulations to SpaceX on a successful first flight!
- More SpaceX Media // SpaceX launch video and Florida launch threats: giant insects.
- Armadillo Boosts to 2000ft, Performs Engine Relight // Armadillo performs engine shutdown and relight, and posted awesome video.
- Prize Roundup: Falcon 9 Congrats, CanSat 2010, Model Your Town, Armadillo Restart, More // Title says it all.
GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE IN THE MEDIA
- Cassidy: Silicon Valley Spirit Shoots for the Moon in Google Contest // Article in Mercury News about the Google Lunar X PRIZE and a potential team.
- The BBC "Sky at Night Magazine" has a 5 page article about the Google Lunar X PRIZE called, "Destination Moon" (unfortunately only available in print!)
TRACK THE COMPETITION (in many ways!)
- Website: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org
- Blog: http://thelaunchpad.xprize.org
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/glxp and http://www.twitter.com/moonbots
- Follow our list of teams — http://www.twitter.com/glxp/glxp-teams, team members — http://www.twitter.com/glxp/glxp-team-members, and space team — http://www.twitter.com/glxp/glxp-space-team
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/googlelunarxprize and http://www.facebook.com/moonbots
- Tumblr mini blog: http://flightplan.xprize.org
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleLunarXPRIZE