Saturday, October 18, 2008

Looking Ahead to 2009 Lunar Lander Challenge Already?

Airport could house X Prize - Alamogordo Daily News - From the article:

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority and Alamogordo White Sands Regional Airport officials are discussing the possibility of conducting an infrastructure study to possibly hold the 2009 X Prize Lunar Lander Challenge and related events at the airport in Alamogordo.

Alamogordo Airport coordinator Parker Bradley said a resolution was approved by city commissioners to continue discussions with spaceport authorities for the study Tuesday. ...

He said he hasn't contacted X Prize Foundation which helps fund the Lunar challenge with the state and other sponsors.

That first sentence has a lot of "possibly"s and "possibility"s and "discussing"s ... which I suppose makes sense at this point, since we don't even know the results of the 2008 LLC event yet, let alone what the goals will be in 2009 for the LLC or XPC.