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Centennial Challenges Summary

 
2005 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Power Beaming $50K 21 Oct 2005 NASA Ames, CA
Strong Tether $50K 21 Oct 2005 NASA Ames, CA
Moon Rox      
 
2006 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Power Beaming $200K 21 Oct 2006 Las Cruces, NM
Tether $200K 21 Oct 2006 Las Cruces, NM
Lunar Lander $2M 20 Oct 2006 Las Cruces, NM
 
2007 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Astronaut Glove $250K 2-3 May 2007 Windsor Locks, CT
Regolith Excavation $250K 11-12 May 2007 Santa Maria, CA
Personal Air Vehicle $250K 4-12 Aug 2007 Santa Rosa, CA
Power Beaming $500K 13-21 Oct 2007 Salt Lake City, UT
Tether $500K 13-21 Oct 2007 Salt Lake City, UT
Lunar Lander $2M 26-28 Oct 2007 Holloman AFB, NM
 
2008 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Regolith Excavation $750K 2-3 Aug 2008 San Luis Obispo, CA
General Aviation Technology $350K 4-10 Aug 2008 Santa Rosa, CA
Lunar Lander $2M 24-25 Oct 2008 Las Cruces, NM
 
2009 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Tether $2M 14 Aug 2009 Seattle, WA
Regolith Excavation $750K 17-18 Oct 2009 Mountain View, CA
Lunar Lander $1.65M Jul-Oct 2009 Various
Power Beaming $2M 4-6 Nov 2009 DFRC, Edwards, CA
Astronaut Glove $400K 19 Nov 2009 Titusville, FL
 
2010 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Tether $2M 13 Aug 2010 Seattle, WA
 
2011 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Tether $2M 12 Aug 2011 Seattle, WA
Green Flight Challenge $1.65M 25 Sept –1 Oct 2011 Santa Rosa, CA
 
2012 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Sample Return Robot $1.5M 14-17 Jun 2012 Worcester, MA
 
2013 Competitions
Challenge Title Purse Date Location
Sample Return Robot $1.5M 5-7 Jun 2013 Worcester, MA
 
Centennial Challenge Prize Winners To Date
Challenge Title Date Winners
General Aviation Technology 12 Aug 2008 Vance Turner $61,375
John Dunham $31,875
Bob Basham $3,750
Lunar Lander 24 Oct 2008


1 Nov 2009
Armadillo Aerospace $350K
1st Place Level 1

Masten Space Systems $1M 1st Place Level2
Armadillo Aerospace $500K 2nd Place Level 2
Masten Space Systems $150K 2nd Place Level 1
Astronaut Glove 3 May 2007

19 Nov 2009
Peter Homer $200K

Peter Homer $250K 1st Place
Ted Southern $100K 2nd Place
Personal Air Vehicle 11 Aug 2007 Vance Turner $160K
David Anders $65K
John Rehn $25K
Regolith Excavation 18 Oct 2009 Paul's Robotics $500K 1st Place
Terra Engineering $150K 2nd Place
Brando $100K 3rd Place
Power Beaming 6 Nov 2009 LaserMotive, LLC $900K
Green Flight 13 Oct 2011 Pipistrel-USA $1.35M 1st Place
e-Genius $120K 2nd Place
Sample Return Robot 8 Jun 2013 Survey $5,000 (Level 1)

 

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