Centennial Challenges Summary

    2005 Competitions
    Challenge TitlePurseDateLocation
    Power Beaming $50K 21 Oct 2005 NASA Ames, CA
    Strong Tether $50K 21 Oct 2005 NASA Ames, CA
    Moon Rox
    2006 Competitions
    Challenge TitlePurseDateLocation
    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 TitlePurseDateLocation
    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 TitlePurseDateLocation
    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 2006 Las Cruces, NM
    2009 Competitions
    Challenge TitlePurseDateLocation
    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 TitlePurseDateLocation
    Tether $2M 13 Aug 2010 Seattle, WA
    2011 Competitions
    Challenge TitlePurseDateLocation
    Tether $2M 12 Aug 2011 Seattle, WA
    Green Flight Challenge $1.65M 25 Sept –1 Oct 2011 Santa Rosa, CA
    2012 Competitions
    Challenge TitlePurseDateLocation
    Sample Return Robot $1.5M 14-17 Jun 2012 Worcester, WA
    Centennial Challenge Prize Winners To Date
    Challenge TitleDateWinners
    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