It's been a long time since I've posted, and I expect that this blog will go silent, or at least hibernate for a long time. I expect to need to find a new job in a few months in a tough job market, and probably to move as well. Some of the people in my group at work have already lost their jobs, and ultimately that group will be completely disbanded. As a result, I've been busy preparing for a job search and for a likely move, and that takes a lot of time.
If I do find some more time to post, I probably will tend to stay away from roundup posts. You can keep up to date on a lot of that kind of space prize activity by following sites like the Google Lunar X PRIZE teams and staff blogs, HobbySpace, and the web sites of your favorite competitions and teams. I might do more "conversational" posts, or if I do a roundup just cover items you might miss otherwise.
Anyway, here are a few items from the last month or so. Yes, it's a mini roundup ...
11/18/2012: Big Hybrid Test - former Northrup Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge team SpeedUp
Updated Rules Posted - Sample Return Robot Challenge
ImproveSF - Energy Data Challenge - Night Rover Challenge
Updates from the Kansas City Space Pirates - Space Elevator Blog