2007 X PRIZE Cup begins!

2007 X Prize CupThe 2007 X PRIZE Cup kicks off today at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, NM! This year the X PRIZE Foundation has teamed up with the Holloman air show to have a joint “Air & Space Expo” instead of two separate events.

One of the signature events at the Air & Space Expo will be the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, one of the NASA Centennial Challenges. Last year, only one competitor made it onto the field. This year there are rumors of up to nine teams competing for $2 million in prize money. The Space Task Force will give you updates after the competition. May the best teams win!

Until our next live feed, be sure to check out our video update from the launch of STS-120!

ISDC: Ken Davidian: NASA Centennial Challenges

We talked with a lot of great people in Dallas, and one of those was Ken Davidian. In this interview he talks about the NASA Centennial Challenges for 2006, what’s to come – and some great things to expect at the 2007 Wirefly X PRIZE Cup.

Here’s that interview: Space Task Force Episode 6.1 Ken Davidian