I don't have much time to post now, but I'll note that RLV News has been keeping up with numerous stories and updates on the Lunar Lander Challenge (Unreasonable Rocket, Phoenicia, TrueZer0, Armadillo, and the official opening of registration), Google Lunar X PRIZE (Quantum3 withdraws), and the Mars Society's Mars Project Challenge where 10 ideas from Mars Society members were voted on to determine the Mars Society's next big project. I'm not going to give you all of the links; you'll find them in the August 17-19 RLV News posts.
Phoenicia has continued a steady stream of updates. One of their recent posts is on safety analysis presented today and tomorrow at the LLC Team Summit for Holloman AFB and FAA. The Launch Pad says most of the X PRIZE Foundation space people are at the Summit.
Today's scheduled Space Show features the Lunar Lander Challenge: Guests will include Will Pomerantz of the X-Prize Organization, Scott Zeeb and Todd Squires from TrueZer0, and Neil Milburn from Armadillo
Friday's show will also be on a space prize: The Friday, August 22, 2008, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific program welcomes Jim Greenhaw to the show. Jim is the team captain of the Tech Ranch Lunar Regolith Challenge Team.