I have several updates on NASA Centennial Challenges:
Garver To Attend NASA $1.5 Million Robot Competition June 16 - NASA on the NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge
The NASA Centennial Challenges are now on Facebook: NASA Centennial Challenges. They have a few pictures related to the SSR Challenge, and I wouldn't be surprised to see more over the next few days.
Space Florida Announces Nano-Sat Launch Challenge Logo Design Contest - Space Florida
Space Elevator conference registration now open! - The Space Elevator Blog - The conference, to be held at the Seattle Museum of Flight, includes the Strong Tether Centennial Challenge and a robotic climber competition for kids.
The Return of the Kansas City Space Pirates - The Space Elevator Blog - It sounds like the KCSP team is going to make this year's Space Elevator conference even more interesting. Hmmm ... I wonder how LaserMotive will respond? See more information at the KCSP blog 2012- New Mission: The Dawn of Laser Powered Flight
FAQ-What are the uses for wireless power via laser? - LaserMotive
Here's an article that isn't really about Armadillo Aerospace, another former Centennial Challenge team, but that nevertheless has some Armadillo "ambiance": 'Doom 3 BFG Edition' will deliver the full Doom back catalog plus new levels
Yesterday, the Collaborative Innovation: Public Sector Prizes was held by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Case Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation. Here are a couple related articles:
Unleashing Innovation and Deepening Democracy Through Prizes - The White House Blog
How the White House is aiming the X Prize model at big problems - CNET interviews Cristin Dorgelo, formerly of the X PRIZE Foundation and now Assistant Director of Grand Challenges in the OSTP
To round things out, I'll catch up on some other prize news:
One moonshot team buys up another - Cosmic Log on Moon Express and Next Giant Leap
Landsat Contest Offers View of Local Landscape Change from Space - NASA - The contest is at "My American Landscape" Contest: A Space Chronicle of Change.