Space Prize Roundup: Rover Naming, Phoenicia Fundraising, Skywalker Ranch and Fire Pix, White Label Partner, Regolith Roundup

RLV News (Space Transport News at HobbySpace) has been covering a lot of space prize developments over the last few days. Here they are:

Briefs: N-Prize update; Lunar science interest - This one covers 2 new N-Prize teams: The Valkyrie Federation (which I mentioned recently) and Thomas Space Corp.

Briefs: GLXP updates; Finding sponsors; Tech prizes - This one features Team Phoenicia and Odyssey Moon, with a brief mention of the Mars Society University Rover Challenge in one of the articles. (Note from the URC site: Stay tuned for the release of the 2010 URC rules - Coming soon!).

Briefs: Team Phoenicia & NG-LLC; Rocket concepts - This covers Team Phoenicia's offer to sell tattoo space on their vehicle for $10 per square centimeter to help them raise the lunar prize funds they need.

White Label Space gets new partner - In addition to the new partner AOES, you can read about the other world-spanning White Label Space partners in their press release.

Beam propulsion update - This one includes a discussion of Beam Power Competition team LaserMotive.

Now here are a few prize updates from other sources:

More updates, photos and videos from Regolith Excavation teams - Green Cheese Solutions covers all sorts of recent activity in the 2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge. This includes team posts, slide shows, chats, videos, twitter updates, and more. One of the teams, BFD, plans another day of testing at Dockweiler State Beach (near any other notable space prize locations?) at ~11am on Friday (September 4) - it's only Tuesday and Friday is already looking like a Fun Day!

Communications Setup Details - Regolith Excavation Challenge - This gives a bit more background on one of the items noted by Green Cheese Solutions.

@wikkit (Ben Brockert of Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge team Masten Space Systems) - - The three fires visible from Mojave. Both photos are 40 second exposures at night.

@Bob_Richards - Horsing around at Skywalker Ranch #SingularityU BBQ tonight.

@OmegaEnvoy - With the Rover Naming Contest coming to an end today check out the latest submission by @jasontweets:

Take a look at the latest submission to the Rover Naming Contest, great name!

Videos from Japan’s first Space Elevator Games - Space Elevator Blog

ALS Patient Stephen Hawking Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom - Prize4Life

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