Back to the future (aka moon)

September 2007 ยท 1 minute read

Google just recently announced the lunar x-prize! It’s a contest to help spur the private sector to get us back to the moon. It involves $30 Million in prizes for the group that successfully puts a rover on the moon.

This is a pretty exciting time for space exploration. Even NASA seems to be getting their act together after years of piddling around (I wanted 2001 in 2001!) with plans to put a man back on the moon by 2018 and a permanent moon base by 2024.

It’ll be pretty interesting to see what private competition will do for space.