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Google Sponsors $30 Million USD Moon Landing Challenge

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    A few years ago, the $20 million USD X Prize kick-started a race into space. And now, the X Prize is going one step and $10 million USD further. The first private organization to land on the moon, travel 500 meters on the moon, take one gigabyte worth of video/pictures, and stream it back to Earth will win $30 million USD. Anyone can win, assuming that they are not working for any particular government. However, be advised, the cost of building such a craft and launching it is quite possibly much more than $30 million USD.

    Anyone interested in visiting the techPowerUp! Forums user DaMulta at the moon base should enter the new space race here.

    Source: DailyTech
  2. GLD

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    It might not cost more then 30mil. to visit the moon. You just need to find a cheap used economy spacecraft like DaMulta must have. How else could he afford the commute? The payments on a new spacecraft would be out of this world. :laugh:
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    Haha...it isnt even worth it.
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    its about your place in history not about some money. google should fly to the moon with their own money and paint "google" all over it.
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    :roll: i like this topic lmao.
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    I don't think painting would work so well in space.....

    Hmmmm.... does it? Anyone have any factual input on this? :confused:
  9. zekrahminator

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    Think about it...

    if the moon were to suddenly look like the Pepsi logo, wouldn't you have a raging urge for Pepsi every time the moon came out?
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    if you spray spray paint on a moon rock it will stick to it because it is sticky and there is gravity. there is no atmosphere so no wind so it wont be blown away. only things happening on the moon are micro meteorites hitting it, which shouldnt be an issue given the size of the google logo up there :)

    water will freeze, so you have hard frozen paint
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    They should just use the local USPS StarGate.
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    :roll: then coca-cola goes outta buisness lmao. it should be painted with one side google and one side pepsi, then it keeps rotating lmao.
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    The moon doesn't rotate.
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    it doesn't????
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    You read the little line I put in the end for you? :roll:.
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    Well, technically, it does rotate, but from Earth, you'll only ever be able to see one side.
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    Oh boy $30 mil...now where am I going to get the money to make this space craft :banghead:
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    Google just finished the transaction of the company my dads works at. They have a shit load of benefits. Car oil change, car wash, on campus doctor, on campus dentist, etc..etc...etc.

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