Thursday, February 17, 2011

Google Lunar X PRIZE Milestones and Changes

Ending One Part of a Journey, Starting Another - The Launch Pad - Will Pomerantz discusses the introduction of the full set of Google Lunar X PRIZE teams, the final Google Lunar X PRIZE rules, and a new phase in his career.

Google Lunar X PRIZE Announces Official Roster of Teams Competing in the $30 Million Race to the Moon - X PRIZE Foundation

You can see the full roster of teams and their symbols at the Google Lunar X PRIZE Teams page.  The newly official teams are at the bottom of the page.  You will see some familiar names and some new ones.  Here are their introductions from the Teams page:

Team Puli: February 18, 2011
The Puli will not only bark at the Moon! 
Team Phoenicia: February 17, 2011
Plan B: February 17, 2011
Penn State Lunar Lion Team: February 17, 2011
Angelicum: February 16, 2011
Angelicum Team Introduction 
Indus: February 16, 2011
Team Indus Introduction 
Mystical Moon: February 16, 2011

Here are some twitter accounts from the new teams.

@teamspaceil - Although not announced today, this team was announced quite recently.

When I get a chance I'll try to get the twitter accounts on the Space Prizes Twitter List and associated "Space Prizes Tweets" sidebar, as well as on the Google Lunar X Prize Twitter List.  I'll also try to update the "Google Lunar X PRIZE" sidebar with the teams' web sites.

Here are some additional comments and updates:

It's official: Team Puli Space has entered the GLXP competition - Team Puli Space

Penn State Lunar Lion joins Google Lunar X PRIZE competition - Penn State Live

Penn Staters Compete in Google Lunar Competition -

Okay, Now We Can Comment: WE ARE OFFICIAL!!! - Team Phoenicia

A thought about the X PRIZE Foundation as Pomerantz exits - Evadot

The Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Scorecard already includes spots for the new teams.

Google Lunar X Prize contest sets official roster - CNET News

Google's Lunar X-Prize Gets Real - Popular Mechanics