7/11/2011 11:49:00 AM
Google Lunar X PRIZE -- our annual Team Summit has kicked off at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA. The room is filled with both new and familiar faces of nearly every team entered in the competition, plus our Google rep (Tiffany Montague), Peter Diamandis, and the X PRIZE staff. This includes the most recent addition to the Google Lunar X PRIZE staff, just announced today -- Alex Hall, the new Senior Director of GLXP! Alex has an impressive background in science education with previous experience as the Executive Director of Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA, as well as demonstrated business savvy as the co-founder and CEO of Airship Ventures. We are happy to have her onboard, and she looks forward to sharing her ideas, thoughts, and ambitions for the Google Lunar X PRIZE with all of you.
The Team Summit in general is off to a great start. We've already heard from Seth Shostak and Jill Tarter of SETI, as well as SpaceX and AGI -- all preferred partners of the Google Lunar X PRIZE. Steven Canvin of LEGO presented about MoonBots and Team Selenokhod shared a greeting from Cosmonauts aboard the ISS for all of the Google Lunar X PRIZE teams. It has been an eventful morning -- and there is still much to come! Stay tuned.