COKE FOUND ON THE MOON!

(What about Tetramethyl … never mind!)

http://www.clavius.org/bibcoke.html

RAT FOUND ON MARS – or maybe an arctic lemming!

http://beforeitsnews.com/beyond-science/2012/12/mars-rodent-photo-by-curiosity-rover-nasa-photo-no-photoshop-find-it-yourself-at-nasa-2440116.html

HOAX OR NO HOAX – WE MAY SOON FIND OUT:

Private companies compete to send a rover to the moon.

http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-features/technology/lunar-x-prize-set-for-launch/75837/

http://spacenews.com/german-x-prize-team-announces-launch-contract/

ASTROBOTIC PULLS OUT:

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2016/12/23/astrobotic-ceo-skeptical-anyone-win-google-lunar-prize/

“Spudis talks of mining water on the moon to make rocket fuel from oxygen and hydrogen.” – No doubt siphoned from NASA’s brain!

http://www.airspacemag.com/space/moon-race-google-x-prize-180962397/

Oh dear, the word “mare” (region on the moon) pronounced – m (as in Mike) ar (as in park) e (as in prey) is from the Latin meaning “sea”! How silly of me!

PT SCIENTISTS DEFAULTS:

http://spacenews.com/google-lunar-x-prize-field-narrowed-to-five/

ANOTHER HOPEFUL DROPS OUT:

The Israeli finalist in Google’s $20 million race to the moon won’t make it to the starting line

These rovers should be fitted with beacons to allow verification by radio amateurs.

If no team can make it surely this innovation can.

http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_bigdog.html

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

A time extension and a rule change has been announced.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/16/16152292/google-lunar-x-prize-competition-private-moon-landing-prizes

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