Land A Rover On The Moon And Win $30 Million

February 22nd, 2008
Bill Lazorik

Google Sponsors a $30 Million Dollar X Prize to land a robotic rover on the moon and transmit data back to earth. The first team to accomplish the feat gets $20 million and the second team $5 million. Additional prizes are available for visiting historic landing sites or accomplishing other tasks. This is just the latest in a growing number of X prizes that offer substantial rewards for advances in science and technology. The rewards help to jump start interest in technology that can help shape our future. Similar rewards helped spur innovation at the turn of the 20th century. The $25,000 Orteig prize encouraged Charles Lindbergh to make his flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

A Google Competition
The X Prize Ecosystem
X Prize Foundation

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