Lunar Lion Update

Lunar Lion Project Still Has 90 Days and Could Use Your Help

This artist's rendering represents a concept o...
This artist’s rendering represents a concept of possible activities during future space exploration missions. It depicts a human tended lunar base. JSC2004-E-18833 (April 2004) (NASA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back in May I came across the Lunar Lion Project.  It is a crowd-funded project to have some college students put something on the Moon.  All in all, in my opinion, a very kewl project.

I think the goal of these student’s is not only ambitious but can serve as an inspiration for even younger students to attempt to do even greater things.  I am of the opinion that the various NASA projects not only gifted mankind with technological innovation but also filled universities with physics, engineering and other hard disciplined students. If America is going to continue to be a competitive nation, we need such students for it is obvious the future is in cutting edge technologies.

I checked in on the project yesterday and it seems they still have a long way to go.  So, please, if you can donate, do so.  If not, at least spread the word by posting and tweeting about the project.

Crowd-funding a Lunar Lion

Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to la...
Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to land on the Moon, and the first to walk on it, in 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Lunar Lion – A Crowd-Sourced University-Built Lunar Lander

Crowd-funding has become a major player in many areas such as independent games.  Privatization of space exploration seems to be the way of the future.  So why not try crowd-funding some space exploration?

While many are talking about this, including Newt Gingrich, I still thought it worthy a mention here just because it has been a few weeks since I heard anything about it.  You can catch all the latest news on the project’s blog.

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