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Google Lunar XPrize: The world's next great space race

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. This summer, we'll travel the world and follow five of those teams' final tests and preparations. Here's a taste of what's to come.

By July 1, 2014

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At Spaceport America, Jetsons dreams get ready to fly

Rocket nuts have been waiting for years for the era of space tourism to begin. Here's where it might just get off the ground.

By May 17, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize competition enters milestone phase

There's $30 million available to 18 teams vying to be the first nongovernment entity to land a rover on the moon. Five of those teams are eligible for a $6 million boost this summer.

By April 1, 2014

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SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013.

By April 29, 2013

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In Mojave, the world's most exciting planes take flight

From the Air Force to NASA, commercial airplane storage to the first private spacecraft, the Mojave is the center of aviation. CNET Road Trip 2012 braved the summer heat to check it out.

By July 28, 2012

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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

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A 'Star Trek' inspired X Prize for revolutionizing health care

Called the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, the bounty will be won by the first team that creates a mobile platform capable of most accurately diagnosing a group of 15 diseases across 30 patients in three days.

By January 10, 2012

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Paul Allen's Stratolaunch: Grand plan for next-gen space travel

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen forms Stratolaunch Systems with Burt Rutan. The company plans to build the largest aircraft ever made, and one capable of quick turnarounds on orbital flights.

By December 13, 2011

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Rocket system could lower cost of access to space, Allen says

Microsoft co-founder is teaming with legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan on a new rocket that will be launched at 30,000 feet by a gargantuan carrier plane. Paul Allen has an eye on making access to space more cost-effective.

By December 13, 2011

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Virgin Galactic to give NASA suborbital rides

NASA will send up to 1,300 pounds of experiments to the edge of space on SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's privately funded space tourism vehicle.

By October 15, 2011