In 1927, Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic to win a $25,000 prize put up by a wealthy hotel owner named Raymond Orteig. The contest was started in 1919 and was set to last for 5 years. When no one had won the prize by 1924, Orteig decided to extend the competition for another 5 years.... Continue Reading →
Need your help: A GLXP Panel at International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2011)
We sent out the following letter to the Google Lunar X PRIZE Teams this week. Dear GLXP Team Leaders, Most of you know me, but a few of you don't. I run a site called Evadot.com and have been chronicling the GLXP for about 2 years now. Through our many conversations, I’ve developed a firm... Continue Reading →
Are we there yet? How ’bout now?
October 4th will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Ansari X PRIZE winning flight of SpaceShipOne. That vehicle has even made it into the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum as captured by my 10 year old son a few weeks ago: Wait. It's been 5 years!!?!! Holy excessive punctuation!! Seriously, that can't be right can... Continue Reading →