Saturday, November 22, 2008

2009 Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards Registration

Call for Entries for Pete Conrad “Spirit of Innovation” Awards - Space for All:

Officials with The Conrad Foundation today announced there are only a few weeks left to register for the Pete Conrad “Spirit of Innovation” Awards. ...

For this year’s competition, student teams will create an entrepreneurial enterprise and develop a concept centered around one of the following: lunar exploration; innovative products for use in personal spaceflight; or answering Al Gore's challenge to craft a clean, carbon-free way of using renewable energy to change everyday life.

Thirty-six teams from across the United States have already signed up to compete. Team profiles are available for public access at

They're starting up a blog and video chat series for the teams. The chat link I gave is actually the general news one, but lots of the posts are on the chat series, with guests like Brain Tanner, Nancy Conrad, and Anousheh Ansari. I'm not on a team (I'm too darn old) so I don't know how the chats are.