Out with the old (cough…Leo…cough) and in with the new. It’s time for the Nathan Wong show, well actually more like the Nathan Wong show presented, directed, edited, and insulted by Leo Camacho. As Leo stated in my brief introduction I just finished up a year in France at the International Space University trying to round out my technical space background.
September 12, 2012
September 11, 2012
Hi all, and welcome to our first Lunar Roundup!With 25 teams all ramping up the action, there’s a lot of fun news that comes along...so, right here, I’m going to be rounding up the 5 best items of the week, every week!A little about me---I ran my own blog on moon colonization (Luna C/I) for three years, before catching on with NASA’s MyMoon. I’ve covered the competition a ton, and I’m pumped to be able to help you all follow the 'what’s-what' of the prize!
September 11, 2012
There comes a time in everyone's career when they no longer count as "the rookie" and for me that day has finally come. Yes, it's taken me 9 months but at long last we have fresh fish in the pond and it is my absolute honor to introduce them to you. First up to the plate is Nathan Wong.
August 30, 2012
Recently, space has reignited the imaginations of the general public by emerging from the laboratories and propelling itself into mainstream media. With Space X docking with the international space station and JPL's Curiosity landing on Mars, space is the place once again and it has everybody all up in a buzz. So what's next? How does all of this relate to the Google Lunar X PRIZE? Are we the next big step in commercial space? How are our teams doing? All of these are valid questions with many valid, and debatable, answers.
August 08, 2012
The Google Lunar X PRIZE, the largest incentivized competition offered to date, challenges space professionals and engineers from across the globe to build and launch to the moon a privately funded spacecraft capable of completing a series of exploration and transmission tasks. There are currently 25 registered teams for the Google Lunar X PRIZE, which is one of four active competitions from X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization for creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions.
August 07, 2012
August 01, 2012
In case you've been living under a moon rock for the past few months, NASA's newest rover, Curiosity, will be touching down on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater at 05:31 UTC on August 6, 2012 in one way or another. Although this mission could represent the single most important event in the history of planetary exploration, most of the attention is being drawn to the fact that this event represents a $2.5 billion gamble.
July 13, 2012
Just before the 4th of July weekend I had announced that I was was going to do a giveaway for a boat-load... er, spaceship-load of loot to one lucky person who was within the, at that time, next 1000 followers on our Facebook and Twitter. Well, I threw all the names in a digital hat, drew one, and the results are in! Congratulations to our new pal Rajiv!
July 03, 2012
June 29, 2012
Want to win stuff? Watch this... Basically, The Google Lunar X PRIZE team Part Time Scientists have reached 100k friends on Facebook. That's quite the little get together. In honor of this (and because we want to be cool enough to sit at their table at lunch) we are hosting a little contest to see if we can boost our numbers up a bit and join the big kids club.