Weekend Roundup: Baen/NSS Story Contest, Spirit of Innovation Summit, Lindbergh Prize, Space Access '10 Update, Much More

As in past years, Jim Baen's Universe and the National Space Society are teaming up to offer the Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest for science fiction stories about near-future manned spaceflight. The grand prize winner will be published in the online magazine and honored at the 2010 International Space Development Conference in Chicago.

More Armadillo picts - RLV News

Google Lunar X PRIZE Roundup #11 - Luna C/I: Moon Colonization and Integration

NASA Systems Engineering Student Competition - Space for All

Conrad Foundation - 2010 Spirit of Innovation Summit - Space for All

Erik Lindbergh to unveil Lindbergh Prize & education program - Space for All

More details have been filled in on the Space Access '10 conference site. Here are some of the presentations from current or former prize teams and sponsors (no doubt I'm overlooking some):

Armadillo Aerospace/John Carmack
Centennial Challenges/Andrew Petro, NASA HQ
Masten Space/Dave Masten
Lasermotive/Jordin Kare
SpeedUp/Bob Steinke
Unreasonable Rocket/Paul Breed

Engineering Design Challenges Brochure - Freebie - Teaching with Contests

Here's the brochure itself: Engineeeering Design CHALLENGES - Hands-on Activities for the Classroom (PDF) - NASA - Several NASA competitions - SLI, TARC, and the Great Moonbuggy Race - are featured in the brochure.

New Suborbital Spaceships Spark Scientific Frenzy - Space.com - Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge teams Armadillo Aerospace and Masten Space Systems are mentioned in this article.

Space available on lunar expeditions - Astrobotic

@paulsrobotics: Dean Kamen is speaking about changing society and the future at the #WPI FIRST Regional. http://twitpic.com/18e9cs #omgrobots

@InnoCentiveCEO: RT @TheWisdomCrowds: InnoCentive is moving to larger offices http://bit.ly/cMjEi4 And we need it!

@whitelabelspace: Lander Thermal Design and Analysis: The White Label Space engineering team has started the design and analysis of ... http://bit.ly/bjP72a

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