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Craft Name: 
Asimov 1
Leader Name: 
Robert Böhme

How did you become involved in the team?

I watched the 26C3 presentation online and got inspired by the project. After some months working on the website I'm now responsible for the whole press work.

Daniel Ziegenberg, Head of Press

Vienna, Austria

How did you become involved in the team?

Once upon a time, a friend pointed me to the GLXP site and casually asked why I wasn't involved. They had no idea what they started! Many sleepless months later, I decided to join a team and saw the energy and attitude of Part Time Scientists. A nervous interview later and the rest is history.

Wesley Faler, Head of Software Development

How did you become involved in the team?

After I watched the presentation of PTScientists at the 26c3, I immediately liked their spirit of: Yes, we can do! That I was able to combine my PhD thesis with their mission was really just the topping of the ice cream.

Karsten Becker, Head of Electronics

Hamburg, Germany

How did you become involved in the team?

I am the team.

Part-Time Scientists, Official Team Account

Berlin, Germany

How did you become involved in the team?

I have always been fascinated by Space Exploration. I actively researched all of the teams in the competition. The Part-Time-Scientists team seemed to "fit", and I felt that the best chance of success in this competition was in joining their team! Plus, pizza is our official food. :)

Franklin Fomby, Blogging

Cayce-West Columbia, SC, United States


Team Part Time Scientists has been selected to compete for two of the Milestone Prizes: the Mobility Prize and the Imaging Prize.

The Part-Time Scientists team is the first Google Lunar X PRIZE participant based primarily in Germany. The PTS team consists of dozens of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from several countries around the world. The efforts of team members are coordinated over the Internet from their headquarters in Berlin. The team is funded in part by donations from individuals, as well as monetary and technical support from key sponsors. The PTS team is perhaps the youngest team in the GLXP, and draws on members from a number of technical disciplines including physics, information technology, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering.

Although team members are scattered across Northern Germany and around the world, the team makes extensive use of online collaborative tools to keep everyone up to date and moving forward. In addition to developing an innovative lunar lander and rover, the team also plans to contribute to the development and building of an innovative new global communications network known as COMRAY. The COMRAY network will link together radio dishes from around the world to enable 24/7 communications with in-space assets. Utilizing amateur radio frequencies, this network could potentially provide a cheaper alternative to the currently existing government and proprietary commercial networks. To find out more about the Part-Time Scientists visit their homepage, or consider helping out. They can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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