A $500 Billion Future?

Last week we built the first elements of our public presence.  The blog site is up.  Still needs tons of content… but Lisa and I have worked out what we want to do with it.  It’s currently pretty bare-bones, but I’m optimistic.    I’ve got a lot of great images that I’ll be uploading – rockets!  Who doesn’t like rockets?   We are classifying the...

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Proposal to Host Night Rover Challenge Submitted

It’s in!  After a marathon writing session, Space Technology Alliance Director, Michael Laine, hit the send button on his laptop early this afternoon.  The proposal to host the next in the series of Centennial Challenges is speeding its way to NASA.  Now, we wait.

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STA Proposes to Host NASA Competition

As part of its Centennial Challenge Program, NASA sponsors a host of competitions designed to stimulate innovation outside traditional channels.  In the Night Rover Challenge competitors will attempt to build a mobile system to collect solar energy, store that energy, and, later, use it productively. The Space Technology Alliance is hoping to host that contest right here...

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NASA Offers $1.5 Million Prize

As part of its Centennial Challenge Program, NASA is sponsoring a contest to develop a solar-powered rover that can operate in darkness, using its own stored energy.  Currently, the solar-powered Mars rovers “go to sleep” during the Martian night.  NASA is looking for innovative solutions that would allow the rover to continue operations even in the dark. ...

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