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Space Fellowship hosts alternative Google Lunar X PRIZE Forum

Published by Matt on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:19 pm
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The International Space Fellowship (ISF) is proud to announce that it will from now on host an alternative to the recently closed Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP) Forums.

The Google Lunar X PRIZE & the Space Fellowship

The Google Lunar X PRIZE & the Space Fellowship

The forum can be found along with our others at http://spacefellowship.com/Forum.
Members of the original GLXP forum who are not yet registered at the Space Fellowship can do so by following this link, the process shouldn’t take any longer than five minutes to complete.

The X PRIZE Foundation issued the following statement:

As many of you have noticed, we unfortunately had to shut down the Google Lunar X PRIZE forums. The small team that works on GLXP simply ran out of the time resources required to moderate such a large and active forum community.

We realize that many of you would like to continue the discussions on Google Lunar X PRIZE topics, and we encourage that. Commenting on the team blog posts is one option. There is also an alternate forum at SpaceFellowship.com that has been established. This is not an official Google Lunar X PRIZE forum, but it will be structured in a similar manner to the forums that we used to host here.

You can visit and join the Spacefellowship.com forum here: SpaceFellowship.com GLXP Forum

The ISF has a strong history in delivering popular space forums and looks forward to continuing its progression by welcoming our new GLXP forum members.

This is not however the first time that the Space Fellowship and the X PRIZE have worked together, the ISF evolved out of the official forum and community of the Ansari X PRIZE, a prize that saw Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites claim a ten million dollar prize-fund back in 2004.

Located at xprize.org the community started up in mid 2003. The ISF community independently grew after the prize was claimed and was relocated to Spacefellowship.com in 2005.

The Google Lunar X PRIZE was announced at the Wired Nextfest on 13 September 2007, it is a $30 million international competition to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send images and data back to the Earth. Teams must be at least 90% privately funded and must be registered to compete by December 31, 2010.

The Space Fellowship welcomes new members to the community and looks forward to delivering the GLXP teams with the same excellent service that the current teams have received.

The Space Fellowship proudly works as a media platform, giving organisations a place to discuss their projects with the general public. The Forums are continually moderated and staff will not tolerate any behaviour seen to be aggressive in nature.

New members can sign up to the Space Fellowship Here

For more information on the Space Fellowship please visit this page

For further details on the Google Lunar X PRIZE please visit the official GLXP Web-Site.

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