Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Odyssey Moon Accepts Google X Prize Challenge

This Thursday Odyssey Moon unveiled its plans the enter Google's Lunar X Prize. The Google X Prize competition is a global race to see who can land the first private spacecraft on the moon without any government aid. The competition has a $30 million dollar purse which will hardly cover the expected $60-$100 million cost of the venture but the company will then have a moon capable spacecraft which will be worth quite a lot and they may even have a new and ripe market for their services. Based in the Isle of Man – located just off the west coast of Great Britain – Odyssey Moon's inaugural mission will involve a small robotic lander designed to deliver scientific, exploration and commercial gear to the surface of the Moon. Odyssey Moon believes that there will sometime soon be a moon rush and they intend to cash in on it. The Google X Prize must be won by 2013 for anyone to get the prize money.

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