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Commercial Space Funding – Prizes

Opportunities have dramatically increased in this area and are producing major benefits for the funders and the competitors in entrepreneurial space.

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Moon Capital: A Commercial Gateway to the Moon

On 21 September 2010, the Moon Capital Competition will accept entries for the architectural design of an international and commercial lunar habitation.  One category is "Let's Get Serious" and another is "Let's Have Fun". 

The Google Lunar X Prize...What is the Value, Besides Prestige for the Winner?

 Jeff Krukin article imagel The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a $30 million international competition to safely land a robot on the Moon, travel 500 meters, and transmit images and data back to Earth. Unlike previous decades where space activity was largely government-funded, companies and organizations are responding to challenges like this and demonstrating that space exploration is no longer limited to multi-billion dollar programs. But what value other than prestige can be gained by participants in this competition? What's the bang for the big bucks?

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