Title: Communication means and ways. At the last Team summit, the issue of communication came up again, and it was emphasized that a significant part of the GLXP competition is to communicate about what we are doing, participating in the online life and generate output for the various media. Two main channels are mandatory: 1. YouTupe, through regular video output from the Teams 2. GLXP Blog, through weekly blogging. Other channels are of course considered and recommended, like twitter and Facebook.
February 3, 2010 - by Chasing the Dream
Wow, what a week. - President Obama's FY2011 budget was unveiled on Monday - BIG changes to NASA ( read why this is not a bad thing: http://bit.ly/cVRlw2 ) - Our partner, Sierra Nevada Corp. won a $20 million CCDev contract to work on Dreamchaser: http://bit.ly/cNwznD - Monday and Tuesday were spent at JPL with our fellow GLXP teams attending the team summit. It was an absolute pleasure working together with our fellow teams and the XPF staff! Exhausted but excited by all that's going on!
February 2, 2010 - by Google Lunar X Prize, Day One Summit.
The first day at NASA's JPL during the Google Lunar X Prize Summit. The X Prize teams learned about NASA's planetary missions from the people that designed and operated the spacecrafts.
February 2, 2010 - by Google Lunar X Prize Team Summit
ARCA Team will participate at the Google Lunar X Prize Team Summit, at NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, on February 1-2, 2010.
January 30, 2010 - by On the Flight Path
The MIT student team has uploaded a new video. A compilation of flight test highlights from the early days of powered vehicle tests to controls gains tests in October 2009.
January 29, 2010 - by Robot arm fashions camera mold
The Astrobotic team at Carnegie Mellon University brought a new computer-controlled robot arm into operation this week by loading up CAD files of the camera unit that will ride atop the mast at the rover's center. The arm carved away foam to create a mold to be used for carbon composite layups to create the framework that will hold two wide-field HD cameras for 3D imagery plus a telephoto zoom HD camera. In the photo, the mold is approximately 18 inches long and five inches tall.
January 28, 2010 - by NASA Contract Real !
It is nice to see even a small dream realized! Our Funded NASA SBIR project: Automatic Solar and Celestial Navigation on the Moon and Mars, is now covered by its official paperwork!
January 22, 2010 - by Hop to it!
Here's a first "sneak peak" at an initial PerspectX rendering of the Next Giant Leap lunar explorer.