Sunday, September 10, 2006

Some X Prize updates

SpaceRef reports on 2 of the Centennial Challenges that will take place at this year's X Prize Cup in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The teams for both the 2006 tether competition and the climber/tether competition are listed by Elevator2010 (link provided by HobbySpace). For anyone interested in supporting any of the teams, web site links are available at Elevator2010 for some of the challenger teams.

Meanwhile, Lunar Lander Challenge gives an update on Armadillo Aerospace's work on their Lunar Lander Challenge entry to that Centennial Challenge, also to be tested at the X Prize Cup.

This year's X Prize Cup promises to be a watershed event in the history of space prizes, well worth the trouble to attend. Will any of the prizes be won? There hasn't been much time for the contestants to work on their entries. We will know in a few weeks...