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$30 million for accomplishments on the Moon. Grand adventures, great progress.

 There’s $30 million in prizes waiting for those bold enough to unlock the secrets of low-cost transport to the Moon:

  • Grand Prize, $30 million: To first team with 10% or less government funding to land a robot on the Moon (safely), move 500 meters, and stream HD mooncasts to bring the world with them!
  • Second place: The second private team to accomplish the above.
  • Apollo Heritage Bonus Prize: Up to $4 million of the ‘bonus’ purse, dependent on other bonus prizes claimed, for the first team craft to safely investigate the state of an Apollo or other heritage site.
  • Range Bonus Prize: Up to $2 million of the ‘bonus’ purse, dependent on other bonus prizes claimed, for the first team craft to go 5 kilometers on the Moon (10 times the required 500m!).
  • Survival: Up to $2 million of the ‘bonus’ purse, dependent on other bonus prizes claimed, for the first team craft to survive the lunar night.
  • Water Detection: Up to $4 million of the ‘bonus’ purse, dependent on other prizes claimed, for the first team to detect water ice on the Moon.
  • Diversity Award: $1 million for the team that accomplishes the most in bringing space to new people.
  • Terrestrial Milestone Prizes: Up to $6 million in awards for demonstration of progress on Earth by September 2014

The adventure is on, and there’s a lot of money (and our future in space) at stake!

Sorry---we’re no longer accepting new teams, but the 18 still in the running are always looking for help! Support your favorite, spread the word, and perhaps even join them:

http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams