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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-05-2007 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The X Prize Foundation is preparing to announce its next challenge on September 13 as part of Wired NextFest in Los Angeles. The organizers have promised it will be "the largest international prize in history."

X Prize has released a promo video that sets the stage for the subject of this post:

If you click above or visit the YouTube page from which the promo originates, you can find a list of links that are sending viewers to that video.

Of the three currently listed, one is the X Prize website and another is the staging server for the X Prize website. The third appears as:

http://64.93.87.162/lunar

If you click on that IP address, you are prompted to enter a username and password for the "X PRIZE Foundation Restricted Area".

So, is the use of the directory name "lunar" just a name or is it a hint to the nature of the next X Prize?

E2M Lem Man
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posted 09-06-2007 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has been talked about for over a year, a lunar lander X Prize. They just couldn't pull it all together in a year. Let's do this!!!

J. M. Busby

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-13-2007 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Google Sponsors Lunar X PRIZE to Create a Space Race for a New Generation

Edited by Robert Pearlman on September 13, 2007 at 12:51 PM.

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