Thursday, March 13, 2008

Today's Lunar X PRIZE and Lunar Lander Challenge Update

Google Lunar X PRIZE competitor LunaTrex discusses the importance of the lunar landing itself, while Micro-Space looks ahead to human lunar (and beyond) landings.

Meanwhile, William Pomerantz discusses student contributions to the Google Lunar X PRIZE, including the winners of the X PRIZE Lunar Rover Botball Design Challenge.

On the Lunar Lander Challenge side, RLV News points out, among other things, a post by Ben at Masten with some nice Mach diamond photos. I'm not sure if I'm justified in posting about Masten under the LLC, because I don't know if they'll compete this year, but hopefully they either will, or will be too busy doing even bigger and more ambitious business to enter the fray.