My Birthday Gift to You

It's been one year since I joined the X PRIZE Foundation and an awful lot has happened since then. We've gone from 10 teams in the Google Lunar X PRIZE to 17 (and more to come). We've had two extremely successful team summits. We had an awesome T-shirt design contest, and launched our store. We built a blog out of nothing at all, and found that people happen to be partial to both awesome photos of spacecraft and building rockets out of paper.

I want to thank everyone for making this year extremely memorable by giving something back to you. Fill out the form below and I'll send you a little Google Lunar X PRIZE goodie bag. I have a limited supply, and not everyone will receive the same things, so make sure to get your requests in early. One randomly chosen entry will get a little something extra (can't tell you what it is, it's a surprise!)

I'll shut this form off at 00:00 UTC, and I can't guarantee that everyone will receive one due to my limited quantities. Happy birthday! (to me)

[ Time's up! Thanks for playing. ]

Paolo Amoroso said...

During your first XPF year there was also NGLLC.

17 teams, amazing. Is there any data on core team -- e.g. engineering team -- sizes?

mike fabio said...


I nearly forgot about NGLLC! Stupid of me.

We don't have any aggregated data on core team sizes. We have such a broad range of teams: some as few as a single person, some have armies of students building robots, some have hundreds of members across the globe. I wish I had a better answer, but your best option is to explore each team individually!

Paolo Amoroso said...

Mike, you already provided useful information on team sizes: at the lower end there are one-man-shows. It is now possible for a typical web/hightech startup team, i.e. a couple of guys in a dorm room or apartment, to send a spacecraft to the Moon. These are definitely interesting times.

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