Saturday, April 11, 2009

Prize Roundup - April 11, 2009

Ok, I'm back online. I'm going to make this a RoundUp post to cover the last few days.

Top teams set for final round of Team America Rocketry Challenge - Rocketry Planet (AIA press release) -

The top 100 student rocketry teams in the country are ready for the final round of competition of the Team America Rocketry Challenge next month after AIA announced the qualifiers for the fly-off on Friday.

Here are the finalists. Is a high school near you one of them?

Robert Richards and Odyssey Moon BOTH nominated for World Technology Awards! - Odyssey Moon (Google Lunar X PRIZE Teams site)

Robots: The Race to the Moon - Robots Podcast -

In this episode, we take-off for the moon with Prof. William "Red" Whittaker who is the director of the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon University in the US.


Congratulations to SEDS VIT for winning "The Best Student Chapter Award" of VIT University, Vellore for the year 2008-09.

Spacehack now has an entry on the Regolith Excavation Challenge.

X PRIZE Foundation, WellPoint, to Announce Initial Design for Potential $10 Million X PRIZE to Revolutionize U.S. Health Care - X PRIZE Foundation

Prize4Life Interview with Makers of ALS Film Trapped - Prize4Life blog

RLV News has a number of prize posts, including several on the Space Access '09 conference:

Symantec contest awards ZERO-G & suborbital space flights Space Access'09 review - Space prizes and prize teams appear throughout the conference summary, links, and slide presentation.

Briefs: Space Adventures interview; Space border; SA'09 picts -The Space Access '09 pictures include a bunch of the Lunar Lander Challenge panel.

Briefs: Microlaunchers; Orphans of Apollo - A link to the Space Access '09 Microlaunchers N-Prize talk is included.

BonNova SA'09 presentation