Saturday, May 16, 2009

Prize Roundup - May 16, 2009

NASA Names High School Winners in Supersonic Research Contest - SpaceRef (Langley Research Center press release)

100 Teams of Student 'Rocketeers' Head to Washington, D.C. Area - SpaceRef (Aerospace Industries Association press release)

2009 AAPT Lesson Plan Competition Winners! - Team America Rocketry Challenge blog

Arielwaldman: Watching Team FREDNET's (a project on @spacehack) picorover prototype in action. Pretty cool!

Bob_Richards: Chilling at hacienda Diamandis - heading out to see Star Trek!

Always cool to be at @glxp ground zero. I'm going to try to hijack Peter's scooter.

Engaging @SpaceShow interview with Alan Stern (Odyssey Moon Science Mission Director & former NASA AA)

airshipventures: Creating the New Look: Here is a timelapse which shows the application of the new decal to the airship. Over 700..

Check the Up Ship! blog for lots of pictures of the decal process and more airship photos.

One giant icon: Flying a piece of aviation history - Airship Z-Prize

Announcing the Newst X PRIZE: Space Tool Detection and Removal - The Launch Pad - Although this is for Friday Funday, I actually think a prize for detection of space objects (mainly large objects whose orbital parameters indicate a collision with the Earth) makes a lot of sense. There are some, uh, interesting prize ideas in the comments.

glxp: RT @milesobrien: Driving Chicago-Oshkosh for Lindbergh Foundation Bd. Mtg and award dinner

The 2009 Lindbergh Award Celebration - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh ... Join us in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as we honor Lester Brown, president and founder of the Earth Policy Institute and Terry and Mary Kohler, owners of Windway Capital Corp., with 2009 Lindbergh Awards.

Competition and Technological Advancement - SpaceTalk Now