We are having a big media event toward the end of the year and need to expand our media team immediately. If you are looking to contribute to the first private moon mission and have fun doing Press and Media work, join us!
One of the top things on our mind right now is image quality and figuring out how to actually measure and determine what is a "good image quality"?
Did you ever wonder what it takes to assemble one of our R0 rovers? Turns out get all the spare parts, a screwdriver and you are good to go!
Checkout this video of Robert assembling, calibrating and testing the R0 that we brought for the Rover Show taking place here in Budapest at the Team Summit in the Design Terminal (kind of a pretty cool Arts Hall).
If your following us on our social media channels you know that we are still alive and kicking however you probably won't notice this from our blogging frequency which is almost a flat line except for a few announcements. I want to use the impeding team summit this week in Budapest as a reason to change this. So here it comes the first real blog post from our team in quite some time!
Whats up with the Part-Time Scientists?
|It all started in 2008, when Robert Boehme first heard of the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) and got a few other adventurous and skilled minds together to join in 2009 as the “Part-Time Scientists”. It’s been a long time since then, and originally the GLXP thought it would already be over by now, and recognized that the competition wasn’t progressing as planned, as there were still no teams with definite launch plans.|
The XPRIZE Foundation recently announced some new "interim" prizes in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. They are designed to reward teams who have made significant progress towards flight ready hardware.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is simple to describe:
A lot has been written on the World Space Week already showing how much fun and what a great public outreach event it was. So let us do a quick recap and a look behind the curtain of the World Space Week 2013 for our team the Part-Time Scientists.
In this week's installment of our Asimov comic, it appears that the moon may not be a lifeless as once though.
The ongoing comic adventure of our rover Asimov continues with this weeks episode: http://www.ptscientists.com/asimov/the-legendary-lunoids-part-ii