X Prize for air ships
- The X-prize people are looking for a new prize goal
"In collaboration with mobile entertainment and content sharing
network, Zannel, X PRIZE asks us (you!) to submit 2-minute videos
about the most important issues and challenges facing humankind. After
the submissions close, there will be an open voting period, and a
committee from the foundation will review those that receive the most
votes. Based on their assessment, they will develop the next round of
prizes (totaling $50 million), and the winners of the video contest
will be flown to the Wirefly X PRIZE Cup in New Mexico to see the next
advancements in private spacecraft design in action."
I could not find a deadline.
A few million dollar prize for some advancement in airships would
definitely get investors notice. An airship prize would be great but
a prize for some thing that favors airships but does not directly
state airship in it might have a better chance of being selected. For
example to move say 10 tons of cargo from 1 point to another using a
limited supply of fuel and time, point a could be 200 km inland and
point b 200 km offshore or over a mountain to give an advantage to
airships. If you have an airship you would like to get funding for
thing of a general prize definition that favors your design and submit
- I think we are forgetting what happened with Cargo Lifter. They had the right idea but ran outof Money(same old story). They couldn't even get additional funding from the German Government.Plus is was designed to carry 160 tonnes.Ford
- I don't understand the point your trying to make here...
>Posted by: "Ford U. Ross" zccaams@... zccaamsThe idea I was trying to get across in my original post was that
>Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:52 am (PST)
>I think we are forgetting what happened with Cargo Lifter. They had the right
>idea but ran out
>of Money(same old story). They couldn't even get additional funding from the
>Plus is was designed to carry 160 tonnes.
effort needed to make a an airship related proposal to the X prize
group by this venue will take minimal expense and effort for someone
knowledgeable about he current state of airship technology. Doings so
would raise awareness about airships even if the proposal is not
accepted. If the proposal is accept it would have an extremely large
impact on awareness and encouraging investors.