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That Vacation on the Moon Is Closer Than You Think -- Thanks to Entrepreneurs

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Governments no longer have a monopoly on space exploration. In two or three decades we will have entrepreneurs taking us on private spaceflights to the Moon. That is what has become possible.

Moon Race Heats Up as Five Teams Take Home $5.25 Million

XPRIZE | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Peter Diamandis Chairman/CEO, XPRIZE Since the start of the Space Age in 1957, only three countries have ever made it to the moon: the United Sta...

You Won't Believe What NASA Is Planning To Do On The Moon In 2015

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" - and they're doing it with the help of thousan...

Making Milestones to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Alexandra Hall Alexandra Hall, Senior Director, Google Lunar XPRIZE The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competiti...

Sustainable Moon Travel and the Google Lunar X PRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Nathan Wong Part five of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. Over the past ...

Advances in Robotics

XPRIZE | Posted 02.16.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Nathan Wong Part four of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. In the past th...

Benefits of Going Back to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science
XPRIZE

Here are just a few of the important benefits that the Moon can provide for us: Science, Power, Water, Analogue Demonstration, and Launch Port Capability.

The Challenges of a Lunar Mission

XPRIZE | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Nathan Wong Part two of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. We learned that...

From the Earth to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Nathan Wong Part one of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. "It's not the d...

Building Innovation Globally With MoonBots

XPRIZE | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
XPRIZE

MoonBots is a competition where students all over the world, ages 9-17, compete to win a challenge much like the Google Lunar X PRIZE using a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit.

How To Send Your DNA To The Moon

Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/10/2012 12:44 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Lunar fans stuck on Earth no longer have to settle for l...

NASA Simply Stopped Being a Priority

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Will we look back and ask ourselves whether the decision to abandon space was a wise decision? Or will historians look back and identify this decision as a textbook example of when America sacrificed long-term strategic goals for short-term interests.

National Parks on the Moon?

Seth Shostak | Posted 12.17.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

The problem of Moon preservation is amusingly arcane, but we should do something soon. Otherwise, we'll likely succumb to our historic modes of exploration: just barrel ahead, and damn the consequences.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Rocket Engines

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

My colleagues at the X PRIZE Foundation recently announced the official roster of 29 teams competing to send a robot to the moon. The moon is almost within our grasp already.

Space Entrepreneurs Wanted

Robert Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

eSpace, the Boulder business incubator for space entrepreneurs, is looking for a half dozen new companies to launch into Colorado's growing space industry.

Gold Rush on the Moon

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

From an economic point of view, water on the Moon is the equivalent of finding "gold in the hills of California." There is the potential for a California gold rush to hit the space community in the years ahead.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part Two -- Dumitru Popescu Builds His Dream Rocket

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I told Burt Rutan, designer of Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne, in the presence of all the other competitors, that he would win the competition. This was hard for a lot of people to accept, but I was right.

Guest Blogger, William Pomerantz: Our Robotic Overlords

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Diamandis

With kids like these, the future will always look bright, no matter how dark the present seems. The world needs a generation of champions for change, and that's exactly what today's youth are.

Google's Brin: Microsoft Bid 'Unnerving'

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin called Microsoft Corp.'s takeover bid for Yahoo Inc. an "unnerving" maneuver that thr...