You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.

There’s a Bad Moon on the Rise

So this new movie Apollo 18 looks siiiick.


Well, actually, we ARE going back. Not humans per se, but the Google Lunar X PRIZE is trying to kick-start the private space exploration race with a competition to send a data-gathering robot to the moon, and almost 30 teams have jumped onboard.


“The $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a privately-funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters (1/3 of a mile) and transmits high definition video and images back to Earth. The first team to do so will claim a $20 million Grand Prize, while the second team will earn a $5 million Prize. Teams are also eligible to win a $1 million award for stimulating diversity in the field of space exploration and as much as $4 million in bonus prizes for accomplishing additional technical tasks such as moving ten times as far, surviving the frigid lunar night, or visiting the site of a previous lunar mission. To date, more than 20 teams from a dozen countries around the world have registered to compete for the prize. The Google Lunar X PRIZE is available to be claimed until the end of the year 2015. For more information about the Google Lunar X PRIZE, visit”

Now that NASA’s funding is in the shitter this could be huge for space exploration. But then again privatizing space could get nice and messy…

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