New Scientist notices Lunar Lander Challenge
Mock lunar landers go head to head in X Prize Cup New Scientist space tech October 13 by Kelly Young
Up to $2.5 million is up for grabs. The Level 1 winner will win $500,000 and the runner-up will get $150,000. The big money comes with the Level 2 competition. First place gets $1.25 million, second place $500,000 and third place $250,000.
[ed. note: unless another $.5 million has been located, this prize structure may be outdated. Of course, with only one contestant in the race, second and third prize money is safe.]
“I think it’s quite likely we will give out at least one check this year,” says Will Pomerantz, space projects director with the X Prize Foundation, which is running the competition.