Friday, June 12, 2009

Space Prize Roundup - June 12, 2009

The Lunar Lander Eggs Prize Video - Omega Envoy at the Google Lunar X PRIZE Teams page

Earth Science Week 2009 Contests for K-12 Students – Deadline October 16, 2009 - Oregon Space Grant Consortium Blog -Students may want to start work now on their entries for the Earth Science Week 2009 competitions in photography, visual arts and essay.

World Oceans Day, 3D Design Competition, Britain Archeological Site, New Imagery Tour Idea - Google Earth Blog

Here's a link for the 3D Google Earth/Sketch-Up Design Competition: Design It Shelter Competition

Curiosity: Author Robert A. Heinlein exiled to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's cafeteria in 1976 - Maroooned: Science Fiction books on Mars - The winning of the Mars Science Laboratory rover naming contest leads, somehow, to a curious recollection by Jerry Pournelle.

Campbell Award Finalists - Science Fiction Awards Watch

Here are updates from 3 N-Prize teams:

Quick Update - Kiwi2Space (I don't think it's a permalink) - heres a run down on whats been happening since Space Access.

The Team Prometheus blog continues to be active. I'm just going to point you to the June archives because there isn't much point in my going over each post - I can't explain the videos and pictures better than watching them and the text is short so not easily summarized. Suffice it to say that you should check it out: Team Prometheus Blog June archives

The image for this post is from Prometheus.

Engine Test Equipment - Nebula Aerospace

I mentioned this briefly in late May, but there are lots more links and a video here: Utah State team won Student Launch Initiative top prize - RLV News

@Regolith_Chal - Those interested in something robotic this weekend should check out @robogames at Looks to be an amazing event.

Move An Asteroid 2009 International Technical Paper Competition is Go - Planetary Defense blog

@glxp - #GLXP team @NextGiantLeap featured in this story from the MIT News Office