Interesting, thanks for pointing it out!

Unfortunately, I'm loathe to have us publically associate
with these people, who have already made public comments
such as "The awarders of the prize strongly discourage the
seeking of permits, and the cost of such permits will be
considered part of the cost of the launch", and "Costs for
complying with regulations are counted, but not legal costs
or fines for non-compliance."

One of the things that has made it possible for us to keep
the club going in the US in the current environment has been
that we've scrupulously followed the rules and regs.  It's
also a safety issue---not so much for us as for the
less-sophisticated who will try to claim this prize with
really dangerous schemes.

Sad.  With a little better thought, this could have been a
great goal for us.

        Bart

In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> you wrote:
> I stumbled across the N-Prize the other day, a low-budget successor  
> to the X Prize. The prize is £10k for launching a 10g payload and  
> tracking it for 9 orbits purchasing under £1k of launch materials  
> before 2011-9-19. Amazingly, even though this started out as a joke  
> idea at the half-bakery (http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/N-Prize),  
> there are already six teams that have expressed interest.
> 
>   http://www.n-prize.com/
> 
> Ian
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