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  SPACE.com -- NASA, X Prize Foundation Shoot For the Moon
X Prize Chairman, Peter Diamandis presented the rules and officially opened the competition for team registration.
In 2004, the Ansari X Prize proved that offering a prize is an effective, efficient and economical model for acceleration breakthroughs in science and technology.
Based on that success, the X Prize Foundation is now expanding their efforts to offer more prizes in the space industry, as well as, in the areas of health, energy, transportation, and education.
www.space.com /adastra/adastra_lunarchallenge_060505.html   (751 words)

  
  Ansari X Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The X Prize was designed to help encourage the space industry in the private sector, which is why the entries were not allowed to have any government funding.
The X Prize was modeled after many prizes from the early 20th century that helped prod the development of air flight, including notably the $25,000 Orteig Prize that spurred Charles Lindbergh to make his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Representatives of the Ansari X Prize Foundation symbolically presented the ten million dollar prize to Burt Rutan and Paul Allen of Mojave Aerospace Ventures on November 6, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ansari_X_Prize   (1132 words)

  
 Space Today Online - X Prize experimental private manned space rockets
To win the $10 million Ansari X Prize, a private spacecraft had to be the first to carry the weight equivalent of three people to an altitude of 62.14 miles twice within two weeks.
X Prize was a $10 million challenge designed to spur a global space tourism industry through competition among rocket experts and entrepreneurs around the world.
The prize was awarded by the X Prize Foundation to the team that designed the first private spaceship that successfully carried the equivalent weight of three human beings to a sub-orbital altitude of 100 km (62.14 miles) on two consecutive flights within two weeks.
www.spacetoday.org /Rockets/X_Prize.html   (2270 words)

  
 Interview with Mark Goodstein, X PRIZE Foundation | socalTECH.com
The X PRIZE foundation (www.xprizefoundation.com) is the organization behind the Ansari X PRIZE, the $10M award that was given for putting a vehicle into space, and is now setting up a new award and competition in the area of energy.
For prizes, rules are everything — rules that can spur public excitement and interest and team involvement that the Ansari X Prize did, but have even larger impact — on transportation and energy.
Prizes have an old background, from the Longitude Prize (which was chronicled in a story and miniseries) and the Spirit of St. Louis, which was a $25K prize that led Charles Lindbergh to fly across the ocean.
www.socaltech.com /fullstory/0003465.html   (1462 words)

  
 FuturePundit: X Prize Foundation To Offer New Round Of Prizes
The X Prize success demonstrates that prize money can be a very effective tool for accelerating the advance of science and technology.
The prize, to be awarded one time only, is aimed at stimulating the scientific and technology research community to significantly advance automated DNA sequencing so that a human genome can be sequenced for $1,000 or less as soon as possible.
One can imagine battery prizes where, for example, there is a prize for achieving a new record on Wh/kg (watt-hours per kilogram) for batteries that can recharge at least X times (where X would be a number of recharges makes the battery useful for cars perhaps).
www.futurepundit.com /archives/002396.html   (2765 words)

  
 New Mexico Economic Development :: What's New   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The X PRIZE CUP is an alliance between the state of New Mexico and the X PRIZE Foundation.
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational nonprofit prize institute whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs in space and technology for the benefit of humanity.
Because of the dramatic nature of the achievement, the X PRIZE Foundation is now widely recognized as the leading model for fostering innovation through the use of competitions.
ww1.edd.state.nm.us /index.php?/news/entry/x_prize_cup_participants_count_down_to_october   (860 words)

  
 Ansari X Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An X PRIZE CUP exhibition is planned for the summer of 2005 and the competition is expected to begin in the summer of 2006.
The X PRIZE Foundation, originator of the current $10 million Ansari X PRIZE competition, has developed plans for a public event showcasing the capabilities of Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs) through competitive spacecraft races now set to launch from the Southwest Regional Spaceport in New Mexico.
X PRIZE class vehicles will compete for cash prizes in an annual race that is intended to be in the spirit of CHAMP CAR and the America's CUP.
www.mveda.com /html/ansari_x_prize.html   (662 words)

  
 ANSARI X PRIZE Space Race News!
The X PRIZE Foundation selected Colonel Rick Searfoss as the Chief Judge of the X PRIZE Competition adding to the recent flurry of activity in the race for a three person private sector reusable launch vehicle.
Diamandis is founder and chairman of the X PRIZE, a $10 million prize awarded to the first private group to build and fly a three-person spaceship to 100 km and repeat the trip within two weeks.
The X PRIZE Foundation is a non-profit educational organization, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
x-prize.blogspot.com /2003_06_01_x-prize_archive.html   (1417 words)

  
 X PRIZE Foundation Announces Largest Medical Prize in History : News & Events : Archon X PRIZE for Genomics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The prize is designed to usher in a new era of personalized preventative medicine and stimulate new avenues of research and development of medical sciences.
On hand to help the X PRIZE Foundation make this historic announcement were some of the industries top minds representing the full landscape of this exciting new foray into biotechnology.
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational non-profit prize institute whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs in space and technology for the benefit of humanity.
genomics.xprize.org /newsevents/press_releases_2006-10-04_Archon_X_PRIZE_for_Genomics.html   (611 words)

  
 X prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The X PRIZE competition is a $10 million prize for the first private team to fly 100...
X Prize Cup week throughout the state will also be in October, he said.
The X Prize Foundation and the New Mexico Office of Space Commercialization are joining forces to stage the multi-faceted X Prize Cup, a two-week long event...
www.bigcarrentals.com /x-prize.html   (1009 words)

  
 da Vinci Project - Media, Articles and Releases
The Foundation's mission is to educate the public about space travel, create educational programming for students and space enthusiasts, and provide incentives in the private sector to make space travel frequent and affordable for the general public.
The X PRIZE is designed to jumpstart the space tourism industry through competition among the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world.
To win the X PRIZE, private teams must finance, build and fly a three-person spacecraft 100 km (62 miles) to the edge of space, return safely, and then demonstrate the reusability of their vehicle by flying it again within two-weeks.
www.davinciproject.com /beta/News/NewsReleases.html   (5098 words)

  
 Space Fellowship
Peter H. Diamandis, founder of the X PRIZE which inaugurated the age of personal spaceflight, is launching a new venture on Monday, October 3rd, 2005.
X PRIZE Foundation, Virgin Galactic, Arianespace and a Former NASA Astronaut to speak at the First International Spaceflight Symposium in New Mexico
By Alan Boyle: A hovering spacecraft prototype, a zooming rocket plane, demonstrations and blastoffs galore are on the schedule in October for the first-ever X Prize Cup, a follow-up to last year’s $10 million suborbital space race.
www.xprizenews.org /index.php?cat=43   (2683 words)

  
 The X PRIZE Foundation - Fact Sheet - Hoover's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
X PRIZE's mission is to boldly go where no one has gone before.
The foundation set a $10 million prize for the first privately financed team to build a spaceship able to travel 62 miles (100km) into space two consecutive times within a two week period.
X PRIZE plans to organize further annual space vehicle competitions with the goal of jump-starting the space tourism industry, much like what the Orteig Prize (which offered a $25,000 prize to the first person to fly non-stop between New York and Paris in the 1920's) did for air transportation.
www.hoovers.com /x-prize/--ID__116788--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (247 words)

  
 X Prize Foundation Elects Three to Board of Trustees | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
The mission of the X PRIZE Foundation is to use competitions to create breakthroughs in space and related technologies for the benefit of humanity.
The mission of the X PRIZE Foundation is to develop competitions to create breakthroughs in space and related technologies for the benefit of humanity.
The ANSARI X PRIZE was modeled on the Orteig Prize won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
www.spaceref.com /news/viewpr.html?pid=15932   (843 words)

  
 Archon X PRIZE for Genomics
To bring about breakthroughs for personal spaceflight is a laudable aim and it is work done by the X PRIZE Foundation that will eventually unleash humanity from the gravitational bonds of earth.
It is for this reason that I am a supporter of the $10M Archon X PRIZE for Genomics to drive rapid human genome sequencing.
On October 4, 2006, the X PRIZE Foundation announced the launch of its second prize — the Archon X PRIZE for Genomics.
genomics.xprize.org   (700 words)

  
 Celebrating Anniversary of Historic Space Flight, Ansari Family's Donation Gives Huge Boost to Future Space Travel and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ANSARI X PRIZE will award $10 million to the first private organization to build and fly a ship that can carry three passengers 100 km (62 miles) into space, return safely to Earth and repeat the launch with the same ship within two weeks.
The X PRIZE Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
Supported by private donations and the St. Louis community, the Foundation's mission is to create educational programming for students and space enthusiasts as well as provide incentives in the private sector to make space travel frequent and affordable for the general public.
www.californiaspaceauthority.org /html/press-releasesandletters/pr040505.html   (824 words)

  
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The X PRIZE Foundation will award the prize to the first team which achieves suborbital spaceflight twice with a reusable manned craft.
Thank God that the X PRIZE program is allowing people to believe that the shores of space are not a permanent barrier, but that they themselves could be among the many who go beyond, and travel into space.
To have a shot at winning the X PRIZE it will be necessary to use a large cluster of the 4 inch diameter propulsion modules we are now flight testing.
www.entrespace.org /MICRO_X.html   (717 words)

  
 Scripps Howard Foundation: About the Foundation
Scripps Howard Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to its core values -- improving journalism, a free press, diversity, excellence and service -- as it moves into its 45th year.
The Foundation started in 1962 as a small organization dedicated to "improving journalism." Today, resources have expanded but so has the mission.
We're the largest corporate foundation in Greater Cincinnati, living on the income from our endowment and on generous contributions from our supporters.
foundation.scripps.com /foundation/about/aboutmain.html   (356 words)

  
 ARCA_X_PRIZE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The founder of the X Prize Foundation is Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, a successful entrepreneur and a pioneer in the commercial space arena.
The most important X Prize Teams Summit was held in Los Angeles on April 17-18, 2004.
The X Prize Competition could open the way to a new civil utility for sub-orbital rockets, those rockets being used previous only for military or scientific application (geophysical, meteorological, astronomical missions).
www.arcaspace.ro /en/xprize.htm   (492 words)

  
 X PRIZE Cup
The X PRIZE Foundation respects the rights users give us when opting to receive e-mail communications and enforces internal policies to preserve those rights.
The X PRIZE Foundation assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and practices of such websites.
The X PRIZE Foundation encourages you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites; their privacy practices may differ from ours.
www.xpcup.com /index.cfm?goto=footer.privacy   (359 words)

  
 NASA :: NASA'S Centennial Challenges Collaborates With Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Implementation of the collaboration is contingent upon NASA obtaining necessary statutory authority for prizes; inclusion of necessary resources in the Centennial Challenges budget to fund the purses; final negotiation and execution of an agreement between the agency and the Foundation.
The X PRIZE Foundation is a not-for-profit educational organization using competitions to create innovative breakthroughs in space and related technologies for the benefit of mankind.
The Foundation captured world headlines when Mojave Aerospace built and flew the world's first private spacecraft to the edge of space to win the $10 million ANSARI X PRIZE.
sev.prnewswire.com /aerospace-defense/20051011/DCTU04611102005-1.html   (500 words)

  
 Charity Navigator Rating - X PRIZE Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational prize organization creating radical breakthroughs in space and technology for the benefit of humanity.
Founded in 1996, the Foundation captured world headlines in 2004, when it became the primary incentive for the first privately-built and funded spaceship.
By offering a $10 million purse, the X PRIZE stimulated competition among the world's most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts to create a new generation of launch vehicles--vehicles that will one day support personal spaceflight in a robust space tourism market.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/9561.htm   (243 words)

  
 Search: X Prize - FOX News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Prize Foundation is a non-profit organization that is sponsoring a competition between private international teams to build a low cost, efficient craft for space tourism.
prize designed to jumpstart the personal spaceflight industry through competition among the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world.
Prize which has been a leading force in speeding up the age of personal spaceflight.
search.foxnews.com /_1_6IRTDB0WFBGES__info.foxnws/search/web/X+Prize   (535 words)

  
 Rocket Man Blog: X Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Allan Boyle from Cosmic Log is reporting that the X Prize foundation is raising money to award a $2 million prize to the second team that completes the X Prize flight criterion.
The backers of the X Prize hope that private companies and individuals will be able to succeed where government and large corporations have failed to even try.
The goal of the X Prize is not to reach orbit but to reach the sub-orbital altitude of 62.5 miles.
www.rocketmanblog.com /x_prize   (10052 words)

  
 X Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ansari X Prize - The original X Prize.
The X Prize Cup competition - A new competition starting in 2006 based on the Ansari X Prize.
The WTN X Prize - A new set of X Prizes inspired by the Ansari X Prize but potentially covering all areas of science and technology.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/X/X-Prize.htm   (132 words)

  
 Personal Spaceflight » X Prize Foundation
The X Prize Foundation announced yesterday that Brett Alexander has joined the organization as its executive director for space prizes and the X Prize Cup.
That flight, as well as the two X Prize-winning flights that followed in September and October of 2004, were witnessed in person by thousands in Mojave and many more on television and online–many of whom were probably interested in flying in SpaceShipOne, or another suborbital vehicle like it, soon.
The end of the X Prize competition also took away an incentive for the other competing teams: one of the flaws of the competition, many of its supporters now acknowledge, is that there was no prize for second place.
www.personalspaceflight.info /category/business/x-prize-foundation   (1220 words)

  
 X Prize Foundation Announces Teams Ready To Compete For $10 Million
The X Prize Foundation said Tuesday that SpaceShipOne team has given its official 60-day notice unde the competition rules to schedule its first X Prize flight on September 29th, 2004, at the Mojave Airport Civilian Aerospace Test Center in Mojave, California.
Also introduced to supporters and press was Amir Ansari, representing the Ansari family, the benefactors who titled the X Prize, and Astronaut Rick Searfoss, the Chief Judge of the competition.
When the X Prize competition is won, it will herald the start of a new renaissance of spaceflight in which the general public will have their chance to fly next."
www.spacedaily.com /news/xprize-04r.html   (1215 words)

  
 Business 2.0 :: Online Article :: What's Next :: Prize Flight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diamandis noted that the money for some of the early prizes was put up by media moguls, who sought to give their publications new material, and by equipment manufacturers, who were looking for markets.
He wants today's X Prize competitors to attract sponsors who would relish the ongoing coverage as well as the chance to make a big splash if their team wins.
While not every technical endeavor would be helped along by a prize (it'd be hard to slap a sponsor's logo on a gene sequence), there are certainly other challenges in transportation, energy, and health that could stand a little public competition.
www.business2.com /b2/web/articles/0,17863,580801,00.html   (413 words)

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