Google to fund private moon landingsMikey 3 comments
Google, you know those guys, are putting up a $US30 Million pool of cash for anyone who can soft land any craft on the moon.
Interested parties have until the end of 2012 to complete a safe landing. A top prize of 20 million will be awarded to the first firm to complete a soft landing that also completes a series of tasks, which includes roaming the lunar surface for at least 500m and gathering specific images and video.
5 million will be awarded to the second firm who completes a soft landing and shoots any pictures. A bonus 1 million will be awarded if the craft is able to etch the words 'All your base are belong to Google' on the lunar surface, although this is unconfirmed at this stage.
More info at BBC News.