NASA’s Chief Technologist, Robert Braun, is organizing a Grand Challenges program, distinct from the [Centennial Challenges], that would involve a competition for grants of $500k-$1M for research into ideas that deal with “accessing space more routinely, managing space as a natural resource, and future quests”: [A Guide to NASA’s Upcoming Grand Challenges: The U.S. space agency is looking for a few good ideas. Got any? – IEEE Spectrum – Oct.11.10]. === Evadot.com has posted an evaluation of teams in the [Google Lunar X PRIZE] competition and posted the results here: [Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Scorecard].
Jeff Foust argues that they should alter the weights given to the various categories: [Does the GLXP scorecard need a new grading curve? – NewSpace Journal]
: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/early_stage_innovation/centennial_challenges/index.html : http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/space-flight/a-guide-to-nasas-upcoming-grand-challenges : http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/ : http://evadot.com/glxpscorecard/ : http://www.newspacejournal.com/2010/10/12/does-the-glxp-scorecard-need-a-new-grading-curve/