Sending the NXT to the moon (and winning $30 Million)
Today, The X PRIZE Foundation and Google, Inc. announced the first ten teams to register for the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a robotic race to the Moon to win $30 million in prizes.
The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a $30 million international competition to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send images and data back to the Earth. Teams must be at least 90% privately funded and must be registered to compete by December 31, 2010.
There's no NXT team so far amongst the contenders ... ;)
How about some funding by The LEGO Group®?
and a lot of discussion about other aspects of it in various places (for instance in theNXTstep blog post about the BalloonSat program). I don't for a minute think this is practical... but then again, I usually don't play with LEGO for practical reasons :-)