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Posted by: kdavis004 - Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:42 am
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Post X Prize Cup   Posted on: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:42 am
Hello,

How could a team enter the X-Prize Cup?


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Post Re: X Prize Cup   Posted on: Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:35 pm
kdavis004 wrote:
How could a team enter the X-Prize Cup?

Great and intriguing question! Well, it would have to be a very small team indeed, unless they make a much larger cup. I'm not sure if it's possible to squash even a single person completely into the cup.

We should petition for a significant expansion in size of the current cup.

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P.S. go to the x-prize cup website and find out there how teams may enter the x-prize cup competition. If you can't find it there ... then there may not be an answer.

P.P.S. don't take the above personally, I am fond of torturing people over their choice of expression - people like me worked for the spanish inquisition y'know.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:23 pm
Why expressions get the most torture?

Smiles :) or frowns :(

PS I didn't realise you had been a member of the Spanish Inquisition, did you poke anyone with cushions anchient one or was it the comfy chair. :lol:

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Post    Posted on: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:08 pm
Andy Hill wrote:
Why expressions get the most torture?

Smiles :) or frowns :(

PS I didn't realise you had been a member of the Spanish Inquisition, did you poke anyone with cushions anchient one or was it the comfy chair. :lol:


Andy, you mean "which" and not "why" ... and the answer is frowns.

Back then I used a sharp pointy stick, but only because my sarcasm was not quite so developed at the time.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:22 pm
If you could remove all that space between the individual atoms of a team they could all get inside the cup but they probably wouldnt be able to compete once you did that. Also their mass would be the same so would the cup take the weight?

Ah so many questions, so little time. :)

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Post    Posted on: Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:41 pm
All quantum joking aside, how would a prospective team go about registering to compete (or exhibit?) in the X Prize Cup?

I looked for information at www.xpcup.com, but it only asks annoying questions ("Would you watch a realityTV show about space pioneers like the 27 X Prize Teams?")

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:20 am
Here's an interesting article from the space review about the X-prize cup and what some of the teams are doing or not doing for it.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/463/1

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:52 pm
And look who that article is by, very nice job Robin :) Well done!

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:55 pm
Congratulations, Robin! Good job on the article.

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Post    Posted on: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:28 pm
Yeps Robin, Its a great article, congrats :)

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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:43 pm
A great article from a great site.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:54 am
Well, boys and girls, looks like we got us a real, honest-to-gosh "celebrity" in our midst....

Somebody's gotta have Champagne.... or at least some good chocolate milk? :D

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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:25 pm
I think I can rustle up some sparkling grape juice, but if it's short notice, I make a very mean cup of nestle' instant choclate milk. "Down the hatch!" :lol:

Pardon my ignorance, but who's the celeb?


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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:32 pm
That would be desertbadger, author of the space review article touted above (thourough and informative, Robin... nice job.)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:31 pm
What ever happened to Kelly Aerospace? I seem to remember a sci-am article a few years ago showing an "Orient Express" type craft whose nose opened up after a fashion seen in "You Only Live Twice" with upper stages in that.

Tell me they went to Dubai or Brunei.

Or, more probably they are joining everyone else in singing a certain song by Green Day:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/greenday ... reams.html


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