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Google 20 Million Dollar Giveaway

Discussion in 'Google' started by MadGenius, Sep 14, 2007.

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    Dont know if any of you heard but Google is giving away 20 million dollars to the first person who can build and place a roving robot on the moon that is able to send back photos, 1 GB of data and the robot is able to move at least somewhere around 1200 feet on the moons surface.

    Runner up will receive 5 million along with other cash prizes to those who enter that offer something inovative.
    SEMrush
     
    MadGenius, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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  2. ketan9

    ketan9 Active Member

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    Any source of this info?? Coz. NASA is spending billions to achieve this and G is acting as a cheap one! Any company who would take on this challenge would want at least a billion dollars totherwise they would be fool to do so!
     
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  3. MadGenius

    MadGenius Peon

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    According to the news story I saw last night Google believes that the private sector can do it cheaper than any govermental agency.
     
    MadGenius, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    mxjoy Guest

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    #4
    exactly. ^^

    $20 mil can buy a nice big house on the ocean a yacht and a couple of cars...

    not a rover that can land on the moon and directly send 1gb files back to earth. And think of the expenses in launching that rover.... But I bet anything that Russia will try it (their space program will do anything for$$$)
     
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    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    It is $20 million for the first price and $5 million for the runner-up. $5 million bonus too...

    Whatever; it is a generous offer. :D.
     
    sachin410, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    davewashere Active Member

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    Google's going to regret this when my self-made moon rocket explodes in my backyard, demolishing the neighborhood.
     
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    yeah and the rocket to send it costs 104 billion but im sure someone can do it for around 200.00:rolleyes:
     
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    DoA Peon

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    I'm sure I could make a robot for about 50quid, but I have no way of getting it there! Perhaps tie it onto the next rocket leaving nasa?
     
    DoA, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    IEmailer.com Well-Known Member

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    hehehe, lol you have a grate connections then.
     
    IEmailer.com, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    stock_post Prominent Member

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    Why put the shop in your backyard just put it in the Google headquarters.
     Remember you are working to accomplish something for them.
     So, ask for office space and make sure those two rich kids are there when that thing blow off.
     
    stock_post, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    flash902007 Banned

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    Can anybody give us a source to this, is this actually a true challange that google is giving, or some kind of pirate joke that sombody somewhere has decided to spread?
     
    flash902007, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    soniqhost.com Notable Member

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    That's pretty cool, I think it can be done for less then 20 million. I think the guy who built his own rocket and flew into other space did it for less then 100,000.
     
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    I could easily do this, but just can't be bothered :rolleyes:.
     
    WebTalkVB, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    Remotay Well-Known Member

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    IT would cost well over 500 million to get to the moon like that. No one would take this offer.
     
    Remotay, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    Tearabite Prominent Member

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    Phhfftt.. i could do it, but it would cost me $21million, so i'm not interested ..
     
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    Ratman2050 Well-Known Member

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    Obviously if your educated it would cost more than 20$ mill to make it lift off.
     
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    they can even update their damn toolbar and are offering 20 million on something they have nothing to do with.

    we are all waiting here for our update and they are making plans on a different planet. they need a rocket shot into their asses to straighten out their priorities.
     
    rhino56, Sep 14, 2007 IP
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    Google is already dominating the Earth, so Moon naturally becomes the next target.
     
    Zanswer, Sep 14, 2007 IP