Lunar Roundup: Art and Inspiration
Welcome to this week’s Lunar Roundup! A power rankings-style look at who & what’s been “Awesome!” over the last seven days of the Google Lunar X PRIZE.
Moon Express talked moon telescopes (and Hawaii); Part Time Scientists posted a funny new comic; Popular Mechanics picked their bets for who's winning the X PRIZE; and Penn State Lunar Lion sat down to talk about a bright future, while UC Riverside began celebrating 'citizen space' with an art exhibition!
The five best picks from January 15th-21st, 2013:
1) Island Scope!
Moon Express sat down with team member Jake Forsberg, revealing details of their ILO-X Moon telescope project (and tales of adventure from Hawaii):
2) Waxing Poetic!
Popular Mechanics published a rundown of who they think is winning:
Who do you think is winning? Let us know in the comments!
4) A Bright Future!
(This really is an amazing industry to get into... as Phil Plait said recently: "Oh, astronomy. Incredible beauty mixed with incredible science. I’m so glad I devoted my life to this. I wouldn’t have it any other way.")
5) Art Culmination!
A long-term UC Riverside art exhibition is celebrating private/citizen space exploration, and plans to culminate with the winning of the prize!
A Kitsou Dubois zero-gravity performance; image via UCR.
- Team Italia sat down with their partner college to talk about an experimental rockets project they are working on!
- The MoonBots 2012 Highlight Reel was posted!
I’ll be rounding these up on a weekly basis, so keep an eye here for all the most awesome developments.
And if you have any favorite stories that I didn’t post here...share ’em in the comments below!