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google lunar x-prize


Astrobotic, CMU build lunar lander in X Prize bid

As part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition, a Carnegie Mellon University team plans to send a robot to investigate the Apollo 11 landing site.

By June 15, 2011


Google Lunar XPrize

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. It's the Google Lunar XPrize, and we're giving you an inside look at how the teams are preparing for lift-off.


Google Lunar X Prize contest sets official roster

The competition aims to award the winning team $20 million for sending a robot to the moon and having it travel 500 meters while transmitting data back to Earth.

By February 17, 2011


How the White House is aiming the X Prize model at big problems

Former X Prizer Cristin Dorgelo is now the White House assistant director of grand challenges. She spoke to CNET about changing government with incentive prizes.

By June 12, 2012


X Prize group eyes oil spill cleanup

It's challenged entrepreneurs to fly into space. Now the X Prize Foundation says it will award millions of dollars in a new Oil Cleanup X Challenge.

By July 27, 2010


The next five years of the X Prize

At a gala event Saturday night, the X Prize Foundation rolls out a vision and a plan for the next half-decade. Will it change the world for the better?

By May 15, 2010


More competitors for Google Lunar X Prize

X Prize Foundation will introduce two new teams and reveal the identities of the blogging "Mystery Team" next week.

By December 11, 2008


X Prize group sets sights on next challenges (Q&A)

Peter Diamandis, who helped get private space flight off the ground, tells CNET where the X Prize Foundation sees the next big technological gains.

By March 1, 2010


'Mystery' Lunar X Prize team unveiled

At NASA's Ames Research Center on Wednesday, the latest entrant in the race to get a private team to the moon announced its participants.

By December 17, 2008


Google Lunar X Prize's race to the moon has begun

A collaboration of space industry veterans called Odyssey Moon becomes the first group to complete official registration for the $30 million prize.

By December 6, 2007


X Prize announces green-idea winners

UC Irvine student winners, chosen via a YouTube contest, challenge someone to create an energy-efficient and nontoxic storage device to replace all conventional lead acid batteries.

By February 5, 2009