Richards & Moon Express

On his blog, Bob Richards discusses his involvement in the [Moon Express][1] Google Lunar X PRIZE team (he had apparently hinted publicly at his involvement in the team before I speculated on it [here][2]): [Moon Express – Bob Richards B-LOG][3].

He says they will be holding a press conference in the near future. It will certainly be interesting to find out if “financial resources to blaze a trail to the Moon” means they have booked a Falcon 9 or other launcher to take one or more rovers to the Moon. Raising sufficient funds to pay for the ride has always been the biggest hurdle for the GLXP teams. I wish the GLXP had been designed such that there was a competition to demonstrate the best rover system and the winner gets a free flight to the Moon.

[1]: http://www.moonexpress.com/ [2]: http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=24451 [3]: http://robertdrichards.blogspot.com/2010/10/moon-express.html

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