Monday, January 3, 2011

Contenders for the $30M Google Lunar X-Prize

Discovery has just published a slide show of 7 current entrants in the race to land a rover on the moon. Contestants have until Friday to register.


Discovery.com X-Prize contenders


The idea of space tourism captures my imagination. That said, the suspension of disbelief requires a (much) better rendering than the one in slide 6 of 8. Shouldn't the shadows from the rocks on the lunar surface and the shadows from the Next Giant Leap lunar vehicle be cast from the same light source? Or is my training as an architect getting in the way of my interest in robotics and space travel?