Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Prize Roundup - May 19, 2009

Futurist: Reality Show Innovation - Congressional Quarterly Politics

Everybody Deserves a Roof - "Thinking Outside of the Box" - neXt PRIZE

fitzwillie - Editor of GeekDad.com. That says a lot right there.

Spent my lunch on the phone with LEGO, Google, and the Lunar X-Prize folks. Something cool is brewing. More at @makerfaire in two weeks!

makerfaire (twitter) - Maker Faire Bay Area May 30-31
makerfaire (web site) - The World's Largest DIY Festival

PeterDiamandis - Just exchanged emails with my friend Mike Massimino, Shuttle Astronaut who is traveling @17,500 mph 250miles above my head! very cool!

mojaverocketguy - Jonathan A. Goff -Your typical mild-mannered rocket engineer, dad, and entrepreneur:

dang. Scrubbed the test due to weather.

worden - Pharmasat lives! Our next step in understanding how life operates off planet - there will be many more to follow

PharmaSat - My team at SCU and Cal Poly has made contact with me, thanks guys!! I'll talk to you in another ~90 minutes

Given the small budget PharmaSat used, it seems like many of the Centennial Challenges proposed a few years ago (see here) - even those that require actual space missions - could be done on Centennial-Challenge-like budgets.

Doug_Comstock - Just picked 21 technologies to fly in August. See http://tinyurl.com/pzu2fe for more and http://tinyurl.com/qtfvob for list of projects.

Could this one be related to the MoonROx Challenge?

Free-Fall Regolith Heating, Packer Engineering Inc., Naperville, IL