Google Finances X Prize
by, September 13th, 2007 at 08:16 PM (966 Views)
Google Finances X Prize for Private expidition to Mars.
Quite interesting, In my opinion privately funded space expiditions are good in that theres not the waste of funds like Government Funded Space Expiditions.Google on Thursday announced it has sponsored the Google Lunar X Prize, a robotic race to the moon with a purse of $30 million.
The contest invites private teams from around the world to build a robotic rover capable of roaming the lunar surface for at least 500 meters and then sending video, images and data back to Earth, among other feats. The idea behind the challenge is to urge private industry to develop new robotic and virtual-presence technology to reduce the cost of space exploration.