In my previous post, I mentioned some news from Google Lunar X PRIZE teams Phoenicia and Rocket City Space Pioneers. This post will continue with some of the other teams in an attempt to catch up after I had a month and a half without posting. I won't attempt the monumental job of covering all of the updates from all of the teams over that time period (some of the reasons I missed a month and a half of posts are still in effect!); see the Google Lunar X PRIZE team blogs page for that.
Nick from Luna C/I: Moon Colonization and Integration has a series of fun posts at the Lunar and Planetary Science Institute's MyMoon on the Google Lunar X PRIZE team styles, complete with American Idol style judges:
GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE ROVER FASHION SHOW: PART 1
GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE ROVER FASHION SHOW: PART 2
GOOGLE LUNAR X PRIZE ROVER FASHION SHOW: PART 3
Project at Carnegie Mellon is to put a robot on moon - The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports on a delay in Astrobotic's plans to accommodate a more ambitious mission - to the lunar south pole in search of resources like water and methane ice.
Can we colonise the Moon? - Cosmos Magazine includes Naveen Jain of Moon Express in this opinion piece on Australia's lunar policy.
SXSW Recap - Google Lunar X PRIZE Staff Blog
Barcelona Moon Team presents its team with the incorporation of China Great Wall Industry Corporation as a launch provider - Barcelona Moon Team Blog - One implication is that there will be no American components on their mission.
Reaching for the Moon - Moon Express Blog
New Website! - Omega Envoy Blog
Press Release: EARTHRISE SPACE INC WINS NEW TASK IN NASA $10M ILDD CONTRACT
- Omega Envoy Blog
Team FREDNET Wins NASA Task Order in $10 Million Lunar Landing Contract - Team FREDNET Blog
Astrobotic Technology Wins New Task in $10 Million Lunar Landing Contract - Astrobotic Blog
NASA Awards Moon Express New Task in $10M Commercial Lunar Data Contract - Moon Express Blog