A Denver-based team is part of an upcoming competition to simulate a landing on the moon, the nonprofit behind the competition revealed this week. According to the X PRIZE Foundation, Paragon Labs, headquartered in Denver, is one of ten teams which will be competing in the upcoming 2008 Lunar Lander Challenge. The X PRIZE foundation said that the challenge will award $2M to the team which can simulate a trip between the moon's surface and lunar orbit. The X PRIZE Foundation said that Paragon Labs was founded by Kevin Sagis, who has previously worked at Lockheed Martin supplying various NASA centers. The X PRIZE Foundation is the group which was behind the Ansari X PRIZE, which successfully challenged teams to create a suborbital launch vehicle. This year's event, the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, is also funded by the State of New Mexico and the New Mexico Spaceport Authority.
Top NewsThursday, August 7, 2008
Denver Team Aims For Lunar Landing