[SpaceProgram] Fwd: In Google’s Moon Race, Teams Face a Reckoning | Xconomy

Máté Ravasz ravaszmeister at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 23:31:56 CEST 2012

Tell me about it... I am also on one of the teams ( www.pulispace.com ),
and we have long ago realized that this competition is not about building a
moon rover, its about getting a wad of cash.

40 year old technology is pretty much sufficient to do the job (except
maybe for the HD videos), you just need to raise a few million $ to build
and launch your construct. While many teams focus on engineering and
creating cool machines, actually none of them is even close to buying a
ticket for a rocket. To be honest, a group of investors probably would have
succeeded sooner than a group of engineers in this challenge.

Still, We'll get there eventually :)

On 19 April 2012 22:55, Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:

> Article interviewing some of the people behind XPrize teams and
> difficulties they are having raising $, etc....
> http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco/2012/04/18/in-googles-moon-race-teams-and-x-prize-foundation-face-a-reckoning/?single_page=true
> Jerry Isdale
> isdale at gmail.com
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