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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:39 pm
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Post Non-Hardware prizes?   Posted on: Sat Nov 20, 2004 3:39 pm
The XPRIZE, the America's Space Prize and the WTN XPRIZE are Hardware Prizes - they set for vehicles and materials including medicines and propellants.

But the vehicles and materials can be used for various purposes. Only a few of these purposes will increase the access to space for the general public I suppose.

So what about prizes for special ideas how to use the "Hardwares" for increasing the general access? This can be as challenging as the successfull construction and building of a private spacecraft has proven to be. The use has to be established for winning such a prize.

And who should set such a prize? The XPRIZE Foundation? NASA? Or a joint venture with a federation working on infrastructures? Nothing else than infratsructure and logistics etc. will be the topic of such prizes.

Dipl.-Volkswirt (bdvb) Augustin (Political Economist)

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