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Google sponsors 30-million-dollar prize for moon shot

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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:21 PM
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Google sponsors 30-million-dollar prize for moon shot


www.earthtimes.org


San Francisco - Internet giant Google announced a 30- million-dollar prize Thursday for a team that manages to send an unmanned buggy to the moon and beam back one gigabyte of images and video. The competition will be run by the X Prize Foundation,
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[edit on 13-9-2007 by goosdawg]

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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:21 PM
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Now maybe we'll finally get to clearly see some of those structures John Lear's always talking about.

One gig of Hi-Def images and video!

With no interference from NASA or their blurry doctored pics.

Sweet!






www.earthtimes.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:39 PM
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And there's extra credit!!

source: money.cnn


Bonus prizes will be won by successfully completing additional
mission tasks such as roving longer distances ( > 5,000 meters), imaging
man made artifacts
(e.g. Apollo hardware), discovering water ice, and/or
surviving through a frigid lunar night (approximately 14.5 Earth days).
The competing lunar spacecraft will be equipped with high-definition video
and still cameras, and will send images and data to Earth, which the public
will be able to view on the Google Lunar X PRIZE website.




Too bad there's no prize for artifacts of a non-man-made nature, eh, Mr. Lear?



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 09:48 PM
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Seet nice find man.Can't wait to see where they go from here.Maybe a permanent camera on the moon!?



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 10:02 PM
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Or maybe some clear photographic evidence to back up John Lear's assertion that there's already a permanent presence on the moon.

Those doctored pics of NASA's are giving me fits!

Although it's hard to deny there's evidence of something BIG moving in these shots from his site "The Living Moon."

Movement On The Moon

The main menu link:

The Enigmas on the Moon



posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 10:53 PM
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Make or break time for John Lear? We shall see.I bet money we dont see a damm thing except some awsome views.

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posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 11:18 PM
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Actually, we may find out sooner.

The Japanese just got their Selene probe launched after years of delays:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

And the Chinese have a lunar mission planned before the end of the year as well.
Space.com| Chang'e 1: China Gears Up for First Moon Mission

This was my first sponsored thread, looks like I wasn't the first...Sorry for the duplication.

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posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 10:01 AM
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I'm with Project_Silo on this one i don't believe we will see any structures ot 'soul catchers' up there on the big cheese!

It'd would be pretty awesome if we did though hehe.



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 12:17 PM
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i wouldn't count on the japanese government or any other government to distribute information freely, they will act just like nasa.
the google x prize will be our only chance for freely distibuted information...if the U.S. government doesn't interfere.



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 08:28 PM
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I'm not sure they could interfere at all, it's in the public domain now the way space research and travel should have been, Nasa are hopeless and pretty much fund missions that do not capture the imagination of the people of the world. No wonder people lost interest in space travel, Kennedy inspired with missions to the moon, Nasa with probes to discover atmosphere's of gas giants we could never land on grrrrr.

lol anyone with me on this one? Nasa sucks..



posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 09:29 PM
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its funny, when this project and others bring back data that says the apollo stuff is there, and there are no little green men, there will be claims of cover ups and conspiracy from the moon hoax camps etc

never underestimate the emotional connections people make to their beliefs.

even when we start mining the moon for H3, the rumors will never go away



posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 06:37 AM
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It's always going to happen though, thats what keeps sites like these alive



posted on May, 8 2008 @ 01:31 PM
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any updates on this yet?



posted on May, 8 2008 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Project_Silo
Seet nice find man.Can't wait to see where they go from here.Maybe a permanent camera on the moon!?


Absolutley superb idea. We can access god knows how many earth based webcams all over the world via the internet.

How about a moon based webcam facing earth or at intervals scanning the lunar surface that we could all log onto any time.

Do you realise how much money could be made from that. You could charge for an annual subscription to this camera (Or cameras) propbably like £20 a year and i would imagine millions would subscribe



posted on May, 8 2008 @ 04:27 PM
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Be a real pain if (more like when) something goes wrong with the camera. Would probably work great for the first couple weeks, but constant cosmic ray bombardment will take its toll eventually, especially if the equipment was off-the-shelf and not radiation hardened. Better have redundant everything; power supply, communications, camera, cooling, etc.



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