Thursday, August 28, 2008

Prize Round-Up for August 28, 2008

RLV News has the latest on a Will Pomerantz interview, LLC team Armadillo and rocket racing, and a test video from LLC team BonNova.

In addition to the above link, the Launch Pad has a number of other recent interesting posts, including 9 Cool Facts About the X PRIZE Foundation and a Lunar Commercial Communications workshop. See the site for the rest; there's quite a bit there.

I've mentioned the idea of "Mega-Prizes" here (just use the "search blog" tool in the upper left with that term). The latest X PRIZE Foundation email newsletter update notes that

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, CEO and Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, will be talking about the idea of Mega X PRIZEs as part of the Long Now Foundation’s monthly series Seminars About Long Term Thinking. The seminar will take place on Friday, September 12 at 7:30pm, at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, with a $10 suggested donation. For more information, you can get in touch with Danielle Engelman at

The newsletter also covers the Lunar Lander Challenge Summit, 100+ Automotive X PRIZE Teams, a National Human Genome Research Grant for an Archon Genomics X PRIZE team, and the WhiteKnightTwo rollout.