okay....maybe, Google would like to use the 700MHz spectrum in conjunction with the -
Google Lunar X PRIZE
$20,000,000 for the grand prize if done before the close of 2012. $15 million for between 2013- 2014
$5 million bonuses for rovering distances, sending images back of previous artifacts (i.e. Apollo landers, etc.), discovering water ice, etc.
The Google Lunar X PRIZE seeks to create a global private race to the Moon that excites and involves people around the world and, accelerates space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The use of space has dramatically enhanced the quality of life and may ultimately lead to solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems that we face on earth ? energy independence and climate change.
Competition guidelines are here: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/competition/guidelines
a The goal will be to land a rover on the surface of the moon and return images to Earth.
There will be those who will wonder - why the heck are they doing that?! well, Stephen Hawking is wondering - why the heck are we not figuring out how to get off the Earth before a giant rock wipes us off the galactic map?
I gotta say - this would be an especially impressive achievement for someone's or some company's resume', ya know? Still, it'll be apparent that achieving this isn't for everyone - but it will be for those interested...hmmmm...maybe that's why a former astronaut just joined Google...
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