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Google Challenge - $20 Million Prize - Go to Moon!

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 10:05 PM
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Has anybody heard WHO is involved in the Google challenge?
How many teams are there?
I would like to join one of the teams.
It sounds like fun.




posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 09:37 AM
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I'm involved
I'm currently building my own rover and I can tell you it's a damn hard job. I've used up 2 bottles of glue and several sheets of cardboard already!!

Seriously though...no idea.

It's probably going to be some big company not any individuals because in order to get a rover into orbit and then to the moon, you need a mighty big rocket and a chemical which is defined as a low-level explosive in the US and possesing larger amounts of it is highly illegal without a proper license which an individual will probably never get



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If you're really interested in joining such a team, pm me.

[edit on 8-6-2008 by redshirt0202]



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 10:00 AM
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A poxy $20 million?? Or in the Queens finest - £10 mill??????

WOOOT?

You would have to increase that figure by at least a factor of a hundred to just break even wouldn't you??

I mean this is the first I've heard of this, but I'll break it down

Design a lunar rover ..........................................$35,000,000
Build a lunar rover ..........................................$70,000,000
Get the maths and orbits and stuff right ................$1,500,000
High sugar, High saturated fat 'Geek Food'.............$71,854,248.29
Complete library of Xena Warrior princess on VHS..$14.95
Buying an ICBM on the black market ....................$9,999.99 (or 3 for $22K)

Blagging your way onto the film set in area 51 and doing the whole thing NASA style ............. PRICELESS



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 09:47 PM
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I was thinking about getting my spacecraft off the ground using a
Gravity Wave Caterpillar Drive system.
Rockets are too expensive and they pollute the air.
Fuel cells could provide plenty of DC power.
I need some help with life support.




 
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