Featured Articles

Broadwell to be faster than Skylake-S in desktop

Broadwell to be faster than Skylake-S in desktop

Intel will do something that it never did before. It will release two processor generations at once in the desktop space.…

More...
ARM’s signs off on 64 bit ARMv8-A

ARM’s signs off on 64 bit ARMv8-A

British chip designer ARM has just signed off its 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit…

More...
Intel Business vPro market divided into 7 categories

Intel Business vPro market divided into 7 categories

Just a few years ago we had two market segments for business users. We had desktops and notebooks and now Intel…

More...
GTA 5 will make November release

GTA 5 will make November release

While we have continued to hear that Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC will not…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 14 September 2007 10:31

Google to sponsor moon landing prize

Written by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Image

When the world's not enough

 

Google has agreed to sponsor a $30 million competition for an unmanned mission to the moon.

The competition is open to private industry and non government organizations.

First prize is $20 million, but to claim it you'll have to hurry. Your lunar rover will have to perform a succesful lunar landing and take a 500 meter drive around the landing site, all this by December 31, 2012.

One year later the prize drops to $15 million. The runner up will recieve $5 million, and there are $5 million bonuses for finding Apollo relics on the moon.

A similar concept worked a few years ago, when the Ansari X prize was offered to any successful non government manned space project. The $10 million prize was scooped four years ago by the legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan and Paul Allen, with their Space Ship One flights.

More here.

Nermin Hajdarbegovic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments